Cancer Surgery

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Veterinary Cancer Surgery

in Riverhead and the Peconic Bay Area

At Peconic Bay Animal Hospital, our team is comprised of compassionate animal lovers who understand the special bond between pets and their owners. We know that receiving a cancer diagnosis for your beloved pet can be overwhelming. However, you can trust us to provide experienced and knowledgeable care throughout your pet's cancer treatment journey. 

Our team of experienced veterinarians can help determine if your pet requires cancer surgery as part of their treatment plan. We will carefully assess your pet's condition and provide expert recommendations. If surgery is recommended, our skilled team will work closely with you to schedule the procedure at our Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital location, where the same team that you know and love will provide compassionate care for your pet.

Common Reasons For Pet Cancer Surgery

  • Accurate diagnosis of cancer and development of a treatment plan
  • Effective treatment and potential cure for cancer, improving quality of life
  • Pain relief and restoration of function for pet's comfort
  • Removal or reduction of tumors (de-bulking) to alleviate symptoms and improve health

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs of cancer in dogs and cats?

Cancer in dogs and cats can present with various signs such as unusual lumps or bumps, vague signs of illness, and abnormal behavior changes. 

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and there may be other symptoms or indicators of cancer in pets. If you have concerns about your pet's health and suspect they may have cancer or any other health issue, please do not hesitate to contact us

Is cancer surgery common for pets?

Yes, cancer surgery is a common procedure for pets. As one of the leading causes of morbidity in veterinary patients, cancer often requires surgical intervention. Our experienced veterinary team is well-equipped to provide expert care and perform cancer surgery for pets. Surgical removal of tumors is a routine procedure in veterinary medicine, as it can offer the best chance for improving your pet's quality of life, especially for solid tumors in dogs and cats.

What is the objective of cancer surgery for my pet?

The primary objective of cancer surgery for pets is to effectively control or eliminate cancer, with the ultimate goal of improving their quality of life. Surgical removal of localized cancer is often the most successful treatment option, offering a chance for cure in many cases.

Are all pets with cancer eligible for surgery?

Determining the candidacy for cancer surgery for your pet is based on multiple factors and is assessed on an individual basis. At Peconic Bay Animal Hospital, our experienced veterinary team carefully evaluates your pet's overall health, the type and stage of cancer, and other relevant factors to create a personalized treatment plan that best suits their needs.

How long will my pet be in the hospital after cancer surgery?

The length of your pet's post-surgery hospitalization may vary depending on the nature of the procedure and the specific case. However, at Peconic Bay Animal Hospital, we emphasize transparent communication with our clients and will keep you informed throughout the process. Our team will provide regular updates on your pet's progress and inform you when they are ready to be discharged and continue their recovery at home, in a familiar and comfortable environment.

For more information on cancer surgery and treatment options for your pet, feel free to contact us. We are here to support you during this challenging time and provide the best possible care for your beloved pet.

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