My cat was quite ill and I took her to Sugarland Animal Hospital. The staff at reception are great with people and animals, nothing is a problem. Dr Georgia was assigned to my cat and with her knowledge and kindness towards my cat we got to the bottom of the problem. My furry baby is a diabetic. Dr Georgia is very attentive and has a great knowledge of cat problems. I have to visit the hospital every 3 moths for furry baby’s blood tests and it is always a relaxing time.
Why your pet might need
There are a number of different reasons that your pet may require
urgent surgical care. Some of these reasons include:
- Urinary Obstructions and Stones
Pets, like humans, can develop issues that affect their ability to urinate and expel waste from their bodies. This can be a painful and frustrating issue that can also be life threatening for your pet.
Their urinary tract may be blocked with blood clots or stones, or even be infected. If left untreated it can be fatal to your pet as they are unable to remove waste from their bodies. It can also impact their kidney and urinary health if left untreated. Depending on the cause and extent of the condition, emergency surgery may be required to remove the blockage.
Bloat, also known as gastric dilatation valvulus is a condition where the stomach twists from the build up of gas. When the stomach twists this can affect many vital organs as it can cut off blood flow and also impact their breathing and digestion abilities. Surgery for this is vital as bloat can be fatal to animals. Surgery will usually involve the deflation of the stomach and untwisting of the stomach.
Some pets may have difficulty giving birth naturally and require emergency C-Sections. If an animal is left to struggle through a lengthy labour it can be life threatening for them and their litter. If your pet is pregnant and close to giving birth, keep in touch with your vet.
- Foreign Object or Toxic Substance Ingestion
It’s not uncommon for animals to eat or swallow things that they shouldn’t. If they have swallowed a small toy or object, or they have accidentally ingested a poisonous substance, they may need to undergo emergency surgery to remove the object. Sometimes the object may be able to be removed without surgery, however, if it is large or sharp it is often the safest remedy.
- Internal Bleeding
Internal bleeding can have a variety of causes in animals including tumors, poisoning, trauma and viruses. Before surgery is performed on an animal, the source of the bleeding will be determined using diagnostic tools like ultrasounds and other scans. Once the source of the bleeding has been found, surgery is often used to stop the bleeding.
- Injuries or Trauma
Pets can be injured in a lot of different ways and these injuries can take many different forms. Some common injuries that your pet may experience that might result in urgent surgery include:
- Bites from other animals
- Lacerations and cuts from sharp objects, fences or other animals
- Fractures and broken bones
- Stings and bites from insects
- Snake bites
- Blunt trauma
- Eye injures
Injuries and trauma can be a result o variety of things including car accidents, fights with other animals, blunt trauma, abuse from owners, falls, and general curiosity of animals can lead them to get into stick situations.If your pet is involved in any of these activites or behaving unusually, they may be injured and it’s best for them to see a vet.
Emergency surgery for your pet at BEAH
Here at Bundaberg Emergency Animal Hospital we understand that it can be stressful for both you and your pet when they need to undergo emergency surgery. We work hard to ensure the experience is as worry free as possible for both you and your pet.
Our highly skilled veterinarian team is here to answer your questions and take the best care of your pet. We regularly perform a variety of emergency surgical procedures on many different animals, using modern equipment and our extensive experience.
The safety and well-being of your pet is our priority and we will provide the utmost care to help them make a full recovery. If your pet is unwell in the Bundaberg region, give us a call today!Call Us Now 1800 232 423
Frequently Asked Questions
Are surgical procedures dangerous for your pet?
It’s understandable to be concerned when your pet requires surgery, especially in an emergency. While most surgical procedures are very safe and your pet is likely to make a full recovery, there are always risks, and depending on the reasons behind the surgery, there may be complications or issues.
Your vet will always keep you informed of any risks associated with the surgery, and you can ask as many questions as you need to.
What to expect when your pet has surgery?
When your pet undergoes surgery it can be a stressful time, especially if the surgery is unplanned. That's why prior to the surgery, we will usually do a quick health check up just to make sure they are ok and ready to undergo the surgery.
Your pet will likely go under a general anaesthetic to ensure they are not awake during their surgery. Each pet's anaesthetic requirements will be different, so the veterinarian team will ensure they tailor an anaesthesia program to suit your pet. Your pet will be monitored throughout the entire procedure as well as they come out of the anaesthetic.
After your pet's surgical procedure a pain management program will be put in place to ensure they are as comfortable as possible as they recover. We will help you understand the requirements post the procedure.
There may be restrictions around when your pet can be bathed, and they may need to wear a cone or bandage to stop them from touching the surgery site.
Your pet might look a little different after their procedure as well because we often need to clip their hair around the surgery site.
Customers Love B.E.A.H
Amazing experience every time with staff who truly care about my pets and go above & beyond to accommodate our needs! The facility is modern & clean, with everything we need in the one spot. Jak loves getting his groom!
Excellent service from the moment you walk through the door, the receptionists are very friendly, and the doctors, also and very caring with our fury kids. Ruby our baby girl loved her puppy preschool, it was fantastic! We feel home and well looked after so thank you!!!