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Surgical Conditions

  • An Aortic Thromboembolism (ATE) is an extremely painful, common, life threatening complication of cats with heart disease. It occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms (usually in the heart) which then passes down the aorta (the main artery which leaves the heart and lies along the spine before splitting into 2 to go down each leg).

  • Modern anaesthetics, equipment and techniques have vastly reduced the risk associated with general anaesthesia and surgery with healthy animals. However, it is not usually the healthy pet that has to have an anaesthetic for surgery or other procedures.

  • This is the term used to describe a broken bone. In recent years, the use of modem veterinary equipment and a better understanding of the theory and practice of fracture repair, has resulted…

  • The hip is a simple "ball and socket" joint located at the top of both hind limbs. This joint has a wide range of movement in all directions and its efficient function is essential…

  • Polyps are a form of growth. However they are benign and not growths of the cancerous type that tend to spread. The nasopharyngeal form of polyps arise in the middle ear, the compartment just…

  • On arriving home you should keep your pet warm and comfortable by providing a soft clean bed, ideally in a quiet and draught free room at approximately 20-22°C. Unless otherwise…

  • The diaphragm is the muscular sheet which separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and is important in breathing movements. If it becomes ruptured, organs from the abdominal cavity may pass through the tear to enter and lie within the chest cavity next to the heart and lungs.

  • Following any surgical spinal procedure carefully coordinated home nursing plays a large part in the ultimate successful outcome. After successful surgery to relieve pressure on the spinal…

  • We appreciate your concerns because your dog has to have a general anaesthetic. This fact sheet of answers to some of the frequently asked questions we hope will help. Loss of feeling or…

  • Back problems in dogs are not uncommon and can be due to a variety of causes ranging from intervertebral disc problems such as occur with us (slipped disc), trauma due to a fall or road…