Are you searching for information about “Dog Splenectomy” or “Canine Spleen Removal Surgery” in Chandler, AZ? If so, Chandler Gilbert Animal Hospital can help!
Does your dog have any of the following symptoms? Vomiting, loss of appetite, fever, weight loss, lethargy, small bleeding on skin or gums, anemia, increased urination or diarrhea? If so, your dog may have a Splenic tumor or an enlarged spleen (Splenomegaly).
In either case, you should bring your canine to see a veterinarian immediately! We offer several different treatment options but if your canine has tumors on their spleen, a Splenectomy may be needed. Schedule an appointment to see our veterinarians today by giving us a call at (480) 895-5650 or stop by our animal hospital in Chandler today!
What Is A Canine Splenectomy?
“Splenectomy” is a medical term which means “spleen removal surgery for dogs“. It is the process of removing your canine’s spleen without causing potential future illness to your canine.
Your veterinarian will let you know if a Splenectomy is needed. Typically a Splenectomy is needed when your canine has tumors on their spleen or when the spleen is severely infected.
Are There Any Tests or Preoperative Exams Needed?
Whether Preoperative tests are needed or not depend of the general health and age of your dog as well as the reason for the Splenectomy. If it is related to tumors, bleeding or major trauma, tests such as urinalysis, serum biochemical tests, blood count, radiographs, and an EKG might be necessary.
Is Anesthesia Needed?
As with human patients, a Splenectomy in dogs will require general anesthesia to induce relaxation and unconsciousness. Usually, your dog will receive what’s called a “pre-anesthetic” sedative-analgesic drug to help them relax., intravenous to allow breathing tube placement, and gas anesthesia during the surgery.
How Long Does The Surgery Take?
Usually a Splenectomy surgery takes around 45 min – 1 hr to perform.
Any Postoperative Care Needed?
Medication should be given to your dog to relieve pain after the surgery. The dog should be checked for packed cell volumes and bleeding to determine if the canine is becoming anemic. Aftercare at your home will include reducing their activity until their stitches are removed after 10 – 14 days. Also, you will need to inspect your canine’s suture line for possible signs of pain, swelling, discharge or redness.
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