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Soft Tissue Surgery

At Rutland Animal Hospital, we perform many types of soft tissue surgeries. Soft tissue surgeries are those that are not associated with bone. These procedures can provide many benefits to pets.

An old Golden Retriever is getting anesthesia before surgery.  One of the veterinarians is placing their hands over the dogs eyes on a medical table.

Removing Masses & Lumps

Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed on pets is the removal of masses or lumps. Most of these masses, once removed and tested, are found to be benign (nonharmful); however, occasionally they are more serious. Early removal and accurate diagnosis of a lump is necessary to improve the outcome in your pet if the mass is cancerous.

Surgery can also help resolve several problems related to the eyes. Tearing in your pet’s eyes can mean an infection is present or maybe a sign that the cornea (outer layer of the eye) has been damaged. Surgery may allow the cornea to heal faster with less scarring, improving your pet’s ability to see. In some pets, the eyelashes may actually damage the cornea. Surgical intervention improves comfort in these pets, reduces the chances of corneal scarring, and enhances the pet’s vision in the long term.

We can also perform a Cystotomy for your pet which repairs a rupture or severe trauma to the urinary bladder.

At Rutland Animal Hospital, we are here to help. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how soft tissue surgery might be able to help your pet.