Toe amputation is a fairly common surgical procedure for pets. While the surgery can be performed on all pets, it is most common in dogs. Should a nail become caught or ripped off, it may take off part of the toe with it, in which case the entire toe will need to be removed. Other times, a toe might need to be removed due to a cancerous mass. It is of critical importance for all of the damaged tissue or cancerous cells to be removed to prevent the disease from spreading to other areas of the body. It is far better to remove the toe now than to wait and remove an entire paw or leg later. At Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital in San Diego, we have years of experience performing pet surgery including toe amputations.
Toe Amputation Surgery
It is important to not put off toe amputation surgery for your pet. While you may not like the sound of it, and the idea of having part of your pet removed is an upsetting one, putting this kind of procedure off may end up doing more harm than anything else. You don't want any injuries to fester, and you don't want cancerous cells to begin moving over to other areas of the body. The sooner you have it treated the better. When you visit our animal hospital, our veterinarian will assess the state of your pet to determine whether or not toe amputation surgery is the correct option. We will guide you through the process, and provide your pet with any necessary follow-up care.
Veterinarian in San Diego
Our veterinary staff is here to help address all of your pet’s needs. If a toe amputation needs to be performed, you can rest easy with the knowledge that our staff is highly experienced in performing this procedure. Whether your pet’s toe needs to be removed due to an injury or to prevent the further development of cancer cells, our staff will keep you informed so you know exactly what to expect. For more information on pet surgery or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital at (858) 292-6116.