Understanding the Process of Tumor Removal at Jane Animal Hospital
Like people, a pet can come down with serious injuries or illnesses. Sometimes, these take the form of tumors. Regardless of how tumors are first detected, it can be stressful for pet owners to hear that their furry friends have a tumor that needs to be taken out. Our team at Jane Animal Hospital is here to help everyone in the Toronto area better understand the process of tumor removal performed by a trained veterinarian.
Making the Diagnosis: Benign vs. Cancerous
When someone is told their pet has a tumor, one of the unavoidable first questions is whether or not the tumor is cancerous or benign. Sometimes, this distinction can be difficult to make. Using medical imaging, we might be able to provide an educated guess based on what is seen, however, the ultimate diagnosis is made by taking a look at the tissue underneath a microscope. In order to do this, we need to take out a small piece of the tumor.
The Process of Removing the Tumor
Our team has a tremendous amount of experience performing surgery to successfully remove tumors from animals. Before we begin any type of surgery on your pet, we will explain the exact procedure to you from start to finish. We will make sure to answer any questions you might have, and will only then take your pet back to the operating room. We use anesthesia to keep pets still during surgical procedures, but are always careful to monitor a pets vital signs throughout surgery. There may be a wait time following surgery before you can see your pet, as it’s necessary for many animals to wake up from anesthetic in a calm and controlled environment.
Follow-up Appointments and Comprehensive Care from Jane Animal Hospital
This is only meant to be an overview of the entire process of removing a tumor from start to finish. The details of the operations are going to vary with the exact diagnosis. Regardless of the type of tumor, the team from Jane Animal Hospital is here to help everyone in the Toronto area understand the process of tumor removal. We know that this process can be stressful for you. That is why our dedicated team is here to help you from start to finish. We will make sure your loved one receives the care and compassion that he or she deserves. To learn more about how we can help you, please call Jane Animal Hospital today to make an appointment.