Our hospital specialty is the ability to perform the full range of surgical procedures. Including:
All Surgeries Performed on Premise
Our surgical suite is equipped with the latest anesthetics and monitoring devices. Animals undergoing surgery have their, heart rate, breathing rate and EKG monitored throughout the procedure as necessary. Surgeries range from pediatric spays, neuters and declaws to more extensive exploratory and orthopedic surgeries, tumor surgery, and cosmetic surgery and many, many, many more.
List Of Some Of The Surgeries We Perform only represent a small samples of the type of the surgeries we are capable of doing( if you don’t see the surgery your pet needs listed below please contact our hospital and one of our Receptionists will give you more information):
• Abdominal Exploratory
• Amputation: Limbs & Tail
• Anal Sac Resection
• Caesarian Section
• Cruchiate Ligament Repair
• Ear Surgeries:
Ear Polyp Removal
Ear Canal Abeation
Lateral Ear Resection
• Eye Surgeries:
Eye Lid Mass Removal
3rd Eyelid Flap
Corneal Perforation Repair
• Femoral Head Ostectomy
• Foreign Object Removal
• Growth Excision: of all sizes
• Hernia Repair: Abdominal, Inguinal, Perianal & Umbilical
• Humeral Fracture
• IM PIN: Femoral Fracture, Humerus, Mandible, Radius and Tibia
• Laceration: of all sizes
• Mammary Gland Chain Resection
• Multiple Pelvic Fracture
• Patellar Luxation
• Ruptured Cruchiate Ligament Repair
• Tumor Removal with Biopsy
Please read more about our routine surgeries:
Spaying / Neutering/Declawing
Spaying and neutering your pet can be done as early as 5 months.
Spaying your pet is an important part of basic animal health care. Spaying at a young age prevents mammary cancer and spaying at any age prevents unwanted babies, noisy heat cycles, and possibly even urine marking in the house for female cats and ideally performed while a female dog is still in puppyhood, prior to her first heat cycle.
Spaying is an ovariohysterectomy, which means that both the ovaries and the uterus are removed. Above the cervix the uterus is tied off, leaving the vagina to end in a blind sac.
Prevent Pyometra in your little girl:
Pyometra is a disease of the uterus most commonly seen in female dogs (bitches), but also seen in female cats (queens). Pyometra is an important disease to be aware of for any dog owner because of the sudden nature of the disease and the deadly consequences if left untreated. It has been compared to acute appendicitis in humans, because both are essentially empyemas within an abdominal organ. The hormone progesterone, which primes the uterus for potential pregnancy, does so by causing proliferation of the blood-filled uterine lining and suppressing uterine immune function. It is thus easy during heat for bacteria in the vagina to ascend to the uterus and cause infection. The uterus with pyometra swells dramatically and is filled with pus, bacteria, dying tissue, and toxins. Without treatment, the dog is expected to die. Despite her serious medical state, she must undergo surgery quickly if her life is to be saved. Pyometra is the life-threatening infection.
If you still decide against spaying, be familiar with the signs of pyometra link, which include loss of appetite, lethargy, vomiting, excessive thirst and urination, marked vaginal discharge.
Neutering a male cat is an excellent step to help your young man grow into a loving, well-adapted household citizen. The main reason to neuter a male cat is to reduce the roaming, fighting, and urine marking.
There are several health benefits to neutering. Can help with hormone-related behaviors, including urine marking in your house, aggression toward other male cats or dogs, territorial aggression, and escape-oriented behavior in order to roam.
Other health benefits of neutering include the prevention of certain types of hernias and tumors of the testicles, and prostate cancer. Excessive preputial discharge is also reduced by neutering.
Need more reason to spay and neuter your pet?
• Prevention of Pregnancy
• Prevention of Uterine Cancer
• Prevention of Other Uterine Disease - pyometra (infected uterus full of pus), uterine aneurism (uterus full
of blood) and endometritis (inflamed uterine lining.
• Prevention of False Pregnancies
• Prevention of Mammary Gland (Breast) Disease
• Prevention of Aggressive Behavior
• Prevention of Urine Spraying
• Prevention of Testicular Disease- cancer
Does Your Little Man Has a Retainedtesticle ?
Cryptorchidism is a condition in which one or both testicles of your pet fail to descend into the scrotum. It is a common problem in dogs and cats. It is seen most commonly in purebred animals. Cryptorchid dogs and cats have a higher rate of developing a certain cancer call a Sertoli cell tumor. It does not, however, affect the production of testosterone, so these pets exhibit typical male behavior. When one testicle does descend into the scrotum the pet will be fertile. When two missing testicle are under the skin near the scrotum, the pet may be fertile. But it is a very bad idea to breed dogs and cats that are cryptorchid because their descendants will carry the same defective genes.
Declawing Regular and Polydactyl(more than usual number of toes on one or more of its paws)
While it is normal for cats to scratch things (to mark territory as well as to condition their claws) this behavior can destroy the bond between an owner and pet cat. Cats, especially adolescent cats, have a tendency to play rough, scratching their owners in play, sometimes violently. The declaw surgery represents a permanent solution to these problems.
We perform tail docking, ear cropping, removal of dew claws and removal of excessive skin folds on face.
We perform all 4 ear cropping: Battle Crop, Short Crop, Show, and Long Crop.
Ear cropping Designs for Pitbulls
AKC Breeds that customarily have ear cropping performed on them in The United States of America (including optimal age for cropping):
Ear cropping, ear trimming, or cosmetic otoplasty, is performed on the ears of certain breeds of dogs to meet breed specifications
1. Affenpinscher: 12 weeks
2. American Staffordshire Terrier: 12 weeks
3. Beauceron: 10 weeks
4. Bouvier des Flandres: 10 weeks
5. Boxer: 12 weeks
6. Briard: 12 weeks
7. Brussels Griffon: 16 weeks
8. Cane Corsa: 12 weeks
9. Doberman Pinscher: 10 weeks
10. German Pinscher: 10 weeks
11. Giant Schnauzer: 10 weeks
12. Great Dane: 9 weeks
13. Manchester Terrier (Standard): 16 weeks
14. Miniature Pinscher: 16 weeks
15. Miniature Schnauzer: 16 week
16. Neapolitan Mastiff: 12 weeks
17. Pitbull Terrier: 16 Weeks
18. Standard Schnauzer: 10 weeks
What is Tail Docking?
There are over fifty breeds of dog, which have had their tails docked, since the inception of the breed. Tails are normally docked at 2 to 5 days of age with mild anesthetic being used. When carried out correctly, the procedure causes no more than momentary discomfort since the neonate puppy does not have a fully developed nervous system. When the pup is placed back with its littermates, it quickly falls asleep or starts feeding from mum again. This is in contrast to a puppy in pain, which would exhibit continuous crying, restlessness, crawl around in pointless circles and fail to suckle.
The older the animal, the larger the tail, and therefore the more traumatic the procedure becomes. If the puppy is more than 10 days old, the procedure should only be performed under full anesthesia, preferably not before 8 weeks of age. Many undocked adult animals undergo the tail docking procedure out of necessity when their tail has been traumatized.
List of Traditionally Docked Breeds
Airedale Terrier, American Cocker Spaniel, Australian Silky, Australian Shepherd, Australian Terrier Bouvier des Flandres, Boxer, Bracco Italiano, Brittany, Cane Corsa, Clumber Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Doberman, English Springer Spaniel, Fell Terrier, Field Spaniel, German short-haired pointer, German wire-haired pointer, Giant Schnauzer, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Griffon Bruxellois, Hungarian Vizsla, Irish Terrier, Italian Spinone, Jack Russell Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier, King Charles Spaniel, Lakeland Terrier, Large Munsterlander, Lucas Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Neapolitan mastiff, Norfolk Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Old English Sheepdog, Patterdale Terrier, Parson Jack Russell Terrier, Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pinscher, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Rottweiler, Russian Black Terrier, Schipperke, Schnauzer, Sealyham Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier, Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier, Spanish Water Dog, Standard Poodle, Sussex Spaniel, Swedish Vallhund, Toy Poodle, Weimaraner, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Welsh Terrier, Wire-haired Fox Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier.
What are dewclaws?
Dewclaws are like thumbs. They are the first digit on a dog, and, unlike digits 2,3,4 and 5, are not used for walking. They are located a short distance up the leg on the inside surface. They are usually removed at the same time the tail is docked, at 2 to 5 days of age. At this age, the bones that make up the toes are tiny and soft so that snipping them off is easy. If the dewclaws are not removed at 2-5 days of age, like the tail dock, one should wait until the pup is old enough to anaesthetize safely.
Removing dewclaws from an adult animal is much more difficult than snipping them off of a days old puppy. Recovery time is also longer and many adult animals will bother the incision excessively because it is so easy to reach. This usually necessitates the placement of an Elizabethan collar, a funnel shaped plastic device that surrounds the animal's head, so that it cannot lick or chew its sutures out. Dewclaws serve no purpose to the dog. They are easily snagged on things and often traumatized.
Safe Anesthesia Procedure (Isoflurane)
During these surgeries we use the gas anesthesia and monitor our patients closely. This consists of EKG, heart rate, and respiration monitoring throughout the procedure as well as an experienced technician continuously observing vital signs.
Our surgical suite is equipped with the latest anesthetics and monitoring devices.
We understand how concerning it is as an owner to have your pet undergo anesthesia. That’s why in addition to using Isoflourane, we make anesthetic monitoring a priority at Animal Hospital of Morris Park. We achieve this by using an ECG and heart rate monitoring as well as an experienced technician to observe vital signs and respiration.
ECG –This diagnostic machine records heart rate and electrical pulse to ensure your pets heart is functioning properly. Abnormalities will be evaluated and addressed.
* We take exceptional consideration for temperature control of our small patients.
Technician observations –A trained technician continually monitors our patients throughout anesthesia by noting the following: mucous membrane color, capillary refill time, breathing rate, and anesthetic depth.
This machine sterilizes with high temperature and high pressure our surgery equipment.