Surgery & Dentistry
What To Expect for a Procedure:
Prior to your pet’s procedure, your doctor will perform a full physical exam, including appropriate pre-anesthetic screening tests.
On the day of the procedure, your pet will receive the highest care from our surgery team, including admission by a surgery technician, complete anesthetic monitoring throughout recovery, and personalized pain management.
Pieper Veterinary Stratford combines highly trained surgical care teams and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure safety and comfort throughout your pet’s procedure with us. In addition to more routine surgeries such as spays and neuters, we also perform general surgery such as abdominal surgery, tumor and mass removals, wound repair, and oral/dental surgery.
For pets requiring complex or orthopedic procedures, our specialty hospital in Middletown offers services from board-certified veterinary surgeons to ensure that no matter the case, Pieper will always be able to take care of your pet.
Spay / Neuter
Spaying and neutering your pets provides many health and behavioral benefits and is highly recommended by our doctors. After being neutered, males will have a lowered risk for prostate problems, testicular cancer, and perineal hernias. Females will be much less likely to get mammary cancer and pyometra (a life-threatening infection of the uterus) after being spayed. In many instances, spaying and neutering help prevent undesirable behavioral issues such as urine marking, roaming, and the potential for aggression toward pets and people.
Dental care is an important part of your pet's overall health. Your pet's teeth require daily care to prevent plaque and tartar from building up, as infections in the mouth can spread to other places in the body like the heart, kidneys, and brain. To combat dental disease, our hospitals offer comprehensive oral examinations and complete cleanings, including dental X-rays, to make sure no potential problem is overlooked. Our veterinarians also perform oral surgery, such as extracting teeth, when needed.
Signs of Dental Disease
Did you know that dental disease is the most common medical condition diagnosed in adult cats and dogs? Symptoms may include:
- Bad breath
- Difficulty chewing or eating
- Pawing at the mouth