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If your pet suffers a veterinary health emergency, emergency pet surgery may be necessary to save your pet’s life or prevent further health problems. At Animal Emergency Centre, our Studio City vet has substantial experience with emergency pet surgery. Our emergency pet hospital features a state-of-the-art surgical suite, advanced diagnostic equipment, and an on-site lab for life-saving care. When your pet needs us the most, our Studio City emergency pet hospital is here.
Emergency surgery may be necessary in the case of foreign object ingestion, gastric torsion, or blunt force trauma. Gastric torsion, for example, is one of the most common reasons for emergency veterinary surgery. This life-threatening condition occurs when a pet’s stomach becomes twisted. This torsion causes gas to accumulate within the stomach, which can cause life-threatening compilations. If your pet is affected by gastric torsion, immediate emergency surgery is necessary to relieve this gas buildup and save your pet’s life. Additionally, our vet may recommend intravenous fluid therapy.
If your pet ingests a foreign object, surgery may be necessary to remove this object, especially if the object in question is obstructing your pet’s intestines or another internal organ. Foreign bodies and objects must be surgically removed to prevent serious injury, illness or even death. Here in Studio City, run-ins with vehicles are also one of the most common accidents affecting pets. Our emergency veterinarians are fully equipped to treat the internal damage and musculoskeletal trauma caused by blunt force trauma wounds.
If your pet requires emergency pet surgery, our advanced diagnostic equipment, including digital radiography and ultrasound, will make it easier for our team to swiftly and precisely diagnose your pet’s health problem. Unlike traditional X-rays, digital radiography delivers immediate diagnostic imaging results of your pet’s bone structure. Digital radiography is especially important for blunt force trauma injuries, such as bone fractures, that require immediate orthopedic surgery. Ultrasound imaging is beneficial for producing images of a pet’s organs. For example, if your pet has swallowed a mysterious object, ultrasound imaging will assist our veterinary team in identifying the precise location for this object prior to surgery. Endoscopic exploratory surgery is also available for diagnostic purposes at our emergency pet hospital.
In the event of an emergency, every minute matters. Our Studio City emergency pet hospital is ready to assist you and your pet at a moment’s notice – no appointment necessary. For emergency pet surgery, please bring your pet directly to our emergency pet hospital. Our emergency veterinary team will do everything possible to save your pet’s life.
At Animal Emergency Centre, we pledge to do everything in our power to care for your injured pet. To learn more about our emergency pet surgery services, contact our vet hospital today at (818) 760-3882.