Over the years we have continued to develop and expand our knowledge and expertise.
Below you will find an overview of our expertise.
- Tumor surgery
- Sterilization and neutering
- Clear treatment plan
- Preventive care
We think it is very important to keep your pet as healthy as possible. Preventive care is therefore very important to us. You can also do a lot about this yourself, such as regularly deworming and using remedies against fleas and ticks. For other matters, such as vaccinations, nutritional advice, health checks and questions about preventive care, you can visit our practice by appointment.
Because our pets are getting older, we encounter more and more tumors in our clinic. The knowledge in the field of cancer is becoming more and more extensive, which means that we can also deal with it better. If you have any doubts about lumps in your pet, you can always visit us by appointment to have it examined by us. Tumors do not necessarily have to be malignant, in order to determine this, additional research is usually required.
For each situation we look at the most suitable method to determine whether the tumor is malignant or not. After making the diagnosis, we can start the treatment. Most of the time, tumors are treated by removing the ‘lump’ or process well. For this your pet will be anesthetized and our vet will sterile cut the tumor with some healthy tissue. We then send the excised tissue to a laboratory, where it is examined whether the entire tumor has been removed. Call or visit us for more information.
You can go to our clinic for all standard operations. Before the operation, we perform a clinical examination on your animal. It is also examined whether your pet has an increased risk of problems due to the anesthesia. If necessary, the clinical examination is supplemented with further tests, such as blood tests, ECG or an ultrasound of the heart. If your animal has an increased risk, we will discuss this with you first.
In any case, we recommend a blood test prior to surgery for senior animals. It then looks at the functioning of the liver and kidneys and the sugar level in the blood. This can be important for the type and amount of anesthesia that can be given. During the operation, we always take into account that no animal is the same, and therefore the operation and recovery do not always proceed in the same way.
Sterilization and neutering
You can also contact our clinic for the sterilization or neutering of your dog, cat or rabbit. From a medical point of view, what happens in both the female and the male during this operation is castration, which is why it will be referred to as neutering. In females, the ovaries and part of the uterus are removed during castration. This makes them infertile and reduces the risk of cancer in some animal species. In the males, the testicles are removed, so that certain behavioral problems such as severe dominance, spraying and driving behavior can go away. In addition, the infertility as a result of the castration is especially an advantage for males, as they cannot conceive females while walking around outside.
Clear treatment plan
At the Duivendrecht veterinary clinic we work with a treatment plan. It clearly states how your pet will be treated. Before a treatment plan can be written, we must first investigate what is wrong with your animal. When we have found the cause of the problem, an appropriate treatment plan is drawn up. This could be a course of medicine you can complete at home, or it could be surgery. Serious conditions and their treatment can be very confronting for you as a pet owner. That is why it is important for us to always provide you with the necessary emotional support during the care process of your pet.
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