Procedures

Game-Changing New Cancer Treatment Now Available to Pets

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a noninvasive therapy intended to improve both long-term survival and quality of life for pets with cancer.

Cancer. Just hearing the word is enough to make you cringe.

Most of us have been touched by the insidious disease in some form or fashion. Whether it has afflicted you personally or somebody you love, we hear the C-word far too often.

Fortunately, we also live in an age of amazing technology and progress. Doctors can do things today that were unheard of a decade ago. Clinical researchers are hard at work in search of a cure, determined to tip the scales in the fight against cancer. While we’re not there quite yet, advances in medicine continue to evolve at a rapid pace. A cancer diagnosis is not necessarily the death sentence it used to be. Read more about Game-Changing New Cancer Treatment Now Available to Pets

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions (removal) are necessary in cases of severe periodontal (gum) disease, tooth fractures where the tooth cannot be repaired, and tooth resorption. Although it is preferable to save teeth whenever possible, it is better to have no tooth than a painful tooth. Our pets do great with missing teeth, and often, they do better when the painful tooth is gone. Read more about Tooth Extractions

Radioactive Iodine

Hyperthyroidism is a relatively common disease of older cats (usually over 10 years of age) that is caused by excess production of thyroid hormone from the thyroid glands. In most cases hyperthyroidism is caused by a benign tumor-like growth of the thyroid gland. In up to 4% of cats, however, the condition is caused by a malignant thyroid cancer, which can spread to other parts of the body.  Read more about Radioactive Iodine

Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)

INTRODUCTION

A total ear canal ablation (TECA) means removal of the ear canals. Many times it is performed on both ears at once. It is an operation that is performed when an animal has severe inflammatory disease of the external ear canal or when a growth, such as cancer, is present within the ear canal or middle ear cavity.

To understand why this procedure might be necessary, it’s important to first understand the anatomy of your pet’s ear and the surrounding area. Read more about Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)

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