Our vets’ high level of expertise and our fully equipped surgical suite at Mont Albert Vet allows us to perform most soft tissue surgical procedures that your pet may need.
Soft tissue surgery encompasses any surgery that is not related to bones. It includes procedures such as desexing, caesareans, lump removals, biopsies, removal of foreign bodies and wound stitch-ups.
Intestinal foreign bodies
A common surgery at Mont Albert Vet is the removal of foreign bodies from the intestines of pets. Dogs in particular will eat just about anything. Over the years we have removed socks, pantihose, bits of tennis balls, bits of carpet, golf balls, stones, aluminium foil, corn cobs, fruit pips and babies' dummies from dogs' intestines.
Some dogs unfortunately are repeat offenders. We strongly encourage dog owners to do their best to stop their dogs from getting hold of these types of things. Removing a foreign body requires a major surgical procedure, costly for the owner and traumatic for the dog.
A very common soft tissue surgery is the removal of lumps. Some lumps may require a biopsy prior to removal to help us understand whether they are cancerous or not. This information assists us in planning the surgery to give your pet the best possible outcome. Once lumps have been removed we recommend sending them to our external laboratory for analysis.
Although most lumps are benign (not harmful), a minority are more serious (malignant). In the case of malignant or cancerous tumours, early removal and an accurate diagnosis are extremely important for maximising the chances of a good outcome.
If you find a lump or bump on your pet please make an appointment to visit one of our vets at Mont Albert Vet to discuss any surgery your pet may require.