Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery includes surgeries not associated with bone. There are a variety of different types of soft tissue surgeries, each providing unique benefits to your pet.

Removal of Masses
Probably the most common soft tissue surgery performed at Martindale Animal Clinic is the removal of masses or ‘lumps’ on animals. Most of these masses or ‘lumps’, once removed and tested, are benign (non-harmful); 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.

Lacerations
Lacerations are also common in pets and suturing will reduce the chance of infection, improve healing time and reduce scarring.

Ear Surgery
Many breeds of dogs are susceptible to ear infections. Surgical treatment on ears improves air flow into the ear canal and can reduce the occurrence of ear infections.

Eye Surgery
Tearing in your pet’s eyes can mean an infection is present or may be a sign the cornea (outer layer of the eye) has been damaged. A damaged cornea may require soft tissue surgery to allow the cornea to heal faster with less scarring. Less scarring will improve the ability of your pet to see.

In some animals, the cornea (outer layer of the eye) may be damaged by the eyelid hairs surrounding the eye. Surgical intervention involving the eyelid improves the comfort in these animals. It also reduces the chances of corneal scarring and enhances the animal’s vision in the long term.

Call us today to book an appointment or to learn more about our soft tissue surgeries.