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Waukesha Veterinarians Provide Surgical Treatments

Animal Wellness Center offers many different treatment plans for pets, including surgery when necessary. Our Waukesha vets do everything from spay and neutering to internal injury and broken bone repair.

Visit any of our four clinics in Waukesha, Burlington, Oak Creek, or Fond du Lac for information on the following surgical treatments:

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Broken Bone Repair
  • Internal Injury Treatment
  • Foreign Object Removal

Spay or Neuter Your Pet in Waukesha

Spay or neuter your pet with Animal Wellness Center. The act of sterilization will prevent your pet from being impregnated or impregnating another animal. Female pets are spayed by having their ovaries and uterus surgically removed. Male pets are neutered when their testicles are surgically removed. If you have male and female pets in your home, both should be sterilized to prevent accidental litters.

It is very important to have your pet sterilized to prevent pet overpopulation. A single female cat can have 100 kittens over her lifetime. One male dog can impregnate multiple female dogs in a single day. While puppies and kittens are fun, having too many makes it harder for them all to find loving forever homes.

Our Burlington veterinarians spay and neuter animals of all ages. Sterilizing a kitten or puppy when they are young has potential health benefits, like reducing their risk of developing certain cancers. Some studies have found male animals are less aggressive when neutered. Bring your young pet into Animal Wellness Center and we will determine when they should be scheduled for their spay or neuter procedure.

Dog X-Ray ImagePet X-Ray and Broken Bone Repair in Burlington

Fractures and breaks in bones are common for dogs and cats. Anything from falling off the couch to being hit by a car can all lead to broken bones. How severe the damage is will depend on the health and size of your pet. If your pet is limping or has unusual behavior changes, they may have a broken bone.

How to tell if a dog or cat has a broken bone:

  • Standing or sitting with legs at unusual angles
  • Limping
  • Lethargic movements
  • Refusing to eat
  • Difficulty eliminating
  • Does not want to be touched
  • Swelling
  • Unable to walk/move at all

If you suspect your pet has a broken bone, you must take them to Animal Wellness Center as soon as possible. Our veterinarians will use x-rays to determine the exact location and severity of the fracture. This will also show our vets if there are other internal injuries.

Surgery from out vets is used to set the bones so they will heal correctly. If untreated, the bones may fuse incorrectly and cause permanent deformities in your pet. In severe cases, the damaged limb may have to be amputated to prevent pain and infection.

Internal Injury Treatment ad Foreign Object Removal for Pets

Internal bleeding in pets, often caused by being hit by a car, requires immediate surgical treatment to stop. Other internal injuries can be treated thanks to our advanced surgical techniques. Minor surgeries can make day-to-day life easier for your pet, like removing bladder stones.

If your pet accidentally ate an item they are unable to pass naturally, surgery can remove the foreign object. Many dogs and puppies will try to eat almost any item they find. Long-haired cat breeds can have fur balls causing a blockage. Whatever the source, Animal Wellness Center veterinarians will remove it.

Animal Wellness Center offers other vet services and care for your fuzzy family member, including:

 

Contact Animal Wellness Center to arrange surgery for your pet.