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Pet Soft Tissue Surgery

Heartlake Veterinary Hospital offers a wide range of surgical services for pets, including soft tissue surgery.

Pet Soft Tissue Surgery

We perform various types of soft tissue surgeries at our clinic. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone.

One of the most common soft tissue surgeries performed on pets is the removal of masses or lumps. Once removed and tested, most of these masses are found to be benign (nonharmful). Occasionally, they can be more serious. Early removal and accurate lump diagnosis are necessary to improve the outcome if the mass is cancerous.

If your dog suffers from frequent ear infections, surgical intervention can help reduce their occurrence by improving the airflow into the ear canal.

Surgery can also help resolve several problems related to an animal’s eyes. Tearing in your pet’s eyes can mean an infection is present or may be a sign that the cornea (outer layer of the eye) has been damaged. Surgery may allow the cornea to heal faster with less scarring and improve your pet’s ability to see. In some pets, the eyelashes may damage the cornea. Surgical intervention improves comfort in these pets, reduces the chances of corneal scarring, and enhances the pet’s long-term vision.

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how soft tissue surgery might be able to help your pet.