Vet Cancer Surgery
Small Animal Cancer Surgery in Cape Canaveral, FL
Dr. Young has performed cancer surgeries on small animals in Maui, Colorado, New Zealand, Australia, Bahrain, Qatar, The Cook Islands, Samoa, and Fiji! He has brought the knowledge and expertise of working around the world to Ocean Animal Hospital. A surgery for your dog or cat is an important procedure. Why not have someone who has trained and practiced around the world help your loved one. To learn more or schedule a consultation call us today at (321) 406-1618.
Why Have Cancer Surgery?
When surgery is performed, the main goal is usually to remove all the cancerous cells in the animal’s body. Sometimes, if the cancer is detected early (before it grows too large or spreads to other parts of the body), surgery can completely cure the animal.
Other goals of surgery can include removing an unsightly tumor to improve the animal’s appearance or comfort or removal of a tumor that is interfering with the animal’s normal body functions. These goals can improve the quality of life for the animal.
Possible Benefits of Having Surgery:
- Complete Cure and a Disease-Free Life
- Reduced Pain
- Improved Quality of Life (Even If Complete Cure Is Not Possible)
- Prolonged Life (Even If Complete Cure Is Not Possible)
What Are Common Signs of Cancer in Pets?
Your pet could show signs of cancer if they exhibit any of the following. An abnormal swelling or mass that persists or continues to grow.
- Wounds That Do Not Heal or Are Not Going Away
- Enlarged Lymph Nodes
- Non-Specific Signs of Illness Such as Lower Energy Levels, Loss of Appetite, Diarrhea and Vomiting
- Unexplained Weight Loss
- Pale Gums
- A Bad Odor, Especially From the Mouth
- Bleeding or Discharge From Any Opening of the Body (E.G. Mouth, Nose or Bottom)
- Persistent Limping in the Leg
- Difficulties Eating, Drinking, Swallowing, Breathing, Urinating or Defecating
Cancer in pets can present in many different ways, and it can sometimes be subtle. Often cancer is best treated when it is detected early. Pet owners know their pets better than anyone else. If your pet is not right in any way, inform us of any changes you may see. Lastly, just because your pet has signs of cancer or is acting differently, does not mean your pet has cancer. If you have concerns, call us at (321) 406-1618 for an appointment.
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