At Hamilton Hills Animal Hospital in Noblesville, IN, we provide quality care and service to keep your pet happy and healthy. Whether your cat or dog needs a routine exam or a surgical procedure, our team is here to help. If your cat or dog has a urinary condition and may require a surgery, we provide a variety of procedures to provide him or her relief. You can lease about some of these surgeries below:
Urinary Surgery for Pets
Urinary surgery for pets is necessary when the urethra becomes blocked by calculi stones, fractured bones, tumors, or scar tissues. Surgery can remove the blockage and help the urine exit the body.
Symptoms of a Urinary Condition
Your pet may be exhibiting a variety of symptoms that can indicate that it has a urinary condition. Some of these symptoms include:
- Inability to hold urine, which can cause accidents indoors and outside the litterbox
- Frequent attempts to urinate without releasing much
- Straining to urinate
- Producing discolored urine
- Bloody urine
- Abdominal pain
- Inability to urinate at all
Causes of Urinary Stones
Minerals that fail to process out of the body tend to crystalize and create stones. The cause of urinary stones can usually be determined depending on the mineral or mix of materials. Some causes include the following:
- Nutritional imbalance
- Kidney disease
- Urinary tract infection
- Low water intake
- Urine pH levels
Types of Urinary Surgery
Our veterinarian may recommend urinary surgery after a comprehensive pet exam and diagnostics. The type of surgery your cat or dog may need will depend on where the stones are located or its urinary tract condition. Some procedures that we provide include:
This surgery involves entering the bladder to remove bladder stones or a tumor blockage.
This surgery involves entering the urethra to remove a tumor or another blockage from the urethra.
Perineal Urethrostomy for Cats
This surgery involves removing the narrower portion of the urethra for easier urine flow.
Urinary Surgical Recovery and Aftercare
After urinary surgery, it will take 10-14 for cats or dogs to heal. However, this period can be extended for animals with health conditions, age-related issues, and the body’s response to healing. Our veterinarian will provide you with instructions on how to care for your pet after surgery. If you have any questions or concerns, our team is here to help.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If your pet may need urinary surgery, contact Hamilton Hills Animal Hospital in Noblesville, IN, at (317) 770-1111 today. We will explain each portion of the procedure to you and make sure that your pet stays comfortable the entire time. Our team looks forward to improving your cat or dog’s health!