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Cystotomy Treatment in Cleveland, OH

Cystotomy Treatment in Cleveland, OH

Bernese mountain dog and domestic cat sitting together in fieldKnowing your pet needs surgery can be anxiety-inducing. However, getting your pet reliable care ensures their optimal health and well-being and gives you peace of mind. If your pet has a bladder condition, a cystotomy can be the ideal treatment option. Furry friends requiring veterinary surgery can receive compassionate, quality medical services from the caring team at West Park Animal Hospital.

Serving pets and their owners across Cleveland, OH, and the surrounding areas, we ensure each pet visiting our facility is treated like our own. Learn more about cystotomy in dogs and cats and what you can expect.

What Is a Cystotomy?

Cystotomies are a form of medical surgery used to address bladder conditions. Veterinarians may choose to perform a cystotomy to treat specific conditions, but before doing so, they may conduct veterinary diagnostics to confirm if it’s appropriate for your pet. This surgical approach can also be beneficial in detecting conditions that might not be evident in other diagnostic tests, such as obtaining a biopsy, especially in cases where cancer is a potential concern.

About the Procedure

Before deciding on a cystotomy, our vets first conduct an overall health exam of your pet. We complete diagnostics such as testing urine, performing ultrasounds, or taking radiographs. We may also take a blood sample to test for other conditions to reduce the risk of complications occurring during the procedure.

Our caring team goes over all information about the surgery process with pet owners, detailing recovery, side effects, and other aspects. They also list the pre-surgical care practices, such as avoiding food for a designated time before the procedure. To begin, pets go under anesthesia for a comfortable and pain-free experience. Next, our veterinarians make an incision in the skin near the bladder, allowing them to access the bladder fully.

From there, they can remove bladder stones or tumors, collect biopsies, or complete additional procedures to diagnose or treat the condition. After the procedure is complete, pets are sutured up and brought to our intensive care unit (ICU). The procedure takes about 45 minutes to one hour to perform.

Pet Conditions Treated With Cystotomy

West Park Animal Hospital provides trusted and reliable veterinary services to pets in our community. To give pet owners peace of mind, we are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). That means you can rest assured that your furry friend’s medical care is in good hands.

Our team can treat a variety of conditions using a cystotomy procedure, including:

  • Tumors
  • Bladder stones
  • Urethral obstructions

What to Expect After a Cystotomy

After the procedure, we bring pets to our in-house ICU. Their companions may remain in the hospital for up to two or three days following the surgery. An updated phone number should be left with a member of our team so we can reach you once your pet is ready to be picked up.

Following the procedure, pets must take medications for protection against infections, as well as the treatment of additional medical conditions. With a pharmacy on site, pet owners can conveniently pick up medications and ask questions at the same time they pick up their pet. Additionally, pets should avoid strenuous exercises for some time after surgery. This ensures sutures remain intact, allowing your pet to recover faster and get back to running, jumping, and playing sooner. Pets should also have a plentiful water supply to stay hydrated during recovery to help clear the bladder.

Pets may be groggy, tired, or lethargic for a few days following surgery. That is normal, and pet owners should not be concerned. However, if symptoms continue or do not improve, call our office to ensure everything is healing efficiently. For a cystotomy cat procedure, pet owners should monitor the condition of their pet’s urine throughout their recovery period. While small amounts of blood are normal, it should subside within a few days. If signs of blood continue to show in urine or your cat is having trouble urinating, you should contact us immediately.

Seek Pet Care at West Park Animal Hospital

We perform many surgeries at West Park Animal Hospital, including cystotomy dog and cat procedures. Our team of caring veterinarians can also diagnose and treat conditions using advanced technology and modern veterinary care practices. Located in Cleveland, OH, we are here for pet owners living in West Park, North Olmstead, Berea, Rocky River, Lakewood, Fairview Park, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about our cystotomy procedure and other treatments we provide, contact us or fill out our new patient form today.

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