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Cats, like all animals, can require surgery for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common surgeries performed on cats include:

  1. Spaying/Neutering: This procedure prevents unwanted litters and can also reduce the risk of certain health issues and behaviors.
  2. Dental Surgery: Cats can suffer from dental problems such as broken teeth, severe tartar, gum disease, and resorptive lesions. Dental surgery can involve cleaning, extraction, or other dental work.
  3. Foreign Body Removal: Cats are curious creatures and may ingest things they shouldn’t. In cases where the object doesn’t pass through naturally, surgery may be needed.
  4. Tumor or Mass Removal: Cats can develop benign or malignant tumors that may need surgical intervention.
  5. Wound Repair and Abscess Drainage: Cats might get injured in fights or accidents, leading to wounds or abscesses that require surgical attention.
  6. Fracture Repair: Broken bones, depending on their location and severity, might require surgical intervention.
  7. Eye Surgery: Conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, or trauma can necessitate surgical intervention.
  8. Bladder Surgery: Conditions like urinary blockages or bladder stones might need surgical correction.
  9. Gastrointestinal Surgeries: Issues such as intestinal blockages or tumors might require surgery.
  10. Orthopedic Surgeries: Conditions like hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, or other joint-related issues might necessitate surgery.
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Advantages of Trusting Dr. Megan Sawyer to Perform Cat Surgery

  1. Expertise: Dr. Sawyer is a surgical specialist who has undergone additional years of training specifically in surgery, allowing her to acquire a greater depth of knowledge and skill in surgical procedures.
  2. Experience with Complex Cases: Veterinary surgical specialists like Dr. Sawyer often deal with more challenging and complicated surgical cases, giving her a broader range of experience.
  3. Advanced Equipment: Specialists often have access to, or invest in, more advanced surgical equipment suitable for specific procedures.
  4. Reduced Risk: The additional training and experience can lead to a reduced risk of complications during and after surgery.
  5. Post-operative Care: Specialists are often more adept at providing post-operative care instructions, recognizing potential complications early on, and addressing her promptly.
  6. Collaborative Care: In a specialty hospital or setting, surgical veterinarians often work alongside other specialists (e.g., internal medicine, oncology, radiology), ensuring a comprehensive approach to patient care.
  7. Continuing Education: Surgical specialists are typically more involved in continuing education in their field, ensuring they are up-to-date with the latest techniques and advancements in veterinary surgery.

While general practice veterinarians are skilled and capable of performing many routine surgeries, complex or high-risk cases may benefit from the expertise of a surgical specialist. If your cat needs surgery, it’s essential to have a discussion with your primary veterinarian about the best options for your pet’s specific situation.