Symptoms such as frequent urination, inability to urinate, or straining to urinate can indicate a problem in your pet’s urinary system. A cystotomy may be necessary to provide relief from symptoms. At White Marsh Animal Hospital in White Marsh, MD, we have experience in performing cystotomy procedures for pets.
Understanding Cystotomy Procedures
A cystotomy is a veterinary procedure that involves making an incision into the urinary bladder. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, so your pet will not feel anything during the surgery. During the surgery, the vet will carefully remove stones or abnormal tissue, and then, will close the incision. A period of recovery is needed, but most pets return to normal activities quickly after the procedure.
Cystotomy Procedure for Bladder Stones
Animals may develop crystals in their urinary system that can collect together into a hard stone and obstruct the flow of urine. Removal of these blockages must then be carried out during a cystotomy. After careful diagnosis and locating the stones through x-rays and ultrasound testing, a veterinarian anesthetizes the affected animal for the procedure. The stone is then removed through an incision made in the bladder. Recovery generally proceeds without complications.
Cystotomy for Pet Tumor Removal
In some cases, a cystotomy may be necessary to remove a tumor that has metastasized into the bladder. Our White Marsh veterinarian will do careful testing and diagnosis to determine the type and extent of the growths. Cystotomies is used to remove tumors, and sometimes, an amount of normal tissue around the growth to prevent further metastasis of malignant tumors.
Make White Marsh Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in White Marsh
Dr. Brennan and Dr. Harrison have extensive training in veterinary medicine, which they use to help patients in White Marsh, MD and nearby communities maintain good health throughout life. We offer a broad range of services for pets, including vaccinations, preventative care, surgery, urgent care, and grooming. Call White Marsh Animal Hospital today at (410) 335-8400 for an appointment to have your pet examined and learn how cystotomy can help your pet’s urinary system problems.