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What happens if your pet needs surgery for foreign body removal in Newport Beach ?

pet needs surgery for foreign body removal in Newport Beach

It happens when we least expect it – our pet consumes something they shouldn’t. Newport Beach area residents who are experiencing the ingestion of a foreign body by their beloved pet should speak with a veterinary practice as soon as possible to discuss ways to remove them. In some cases, the pet may need to undergo surgery.

Surgical intervention

There are times when pets may need surgery to address foreign body removal. A foreign body may be anything that entered into the body through the mouth or nose. If they become lodged inside the animal, in some instances, the problem can become life threatening. Surgery may be scheduled to ensure the pet is brought back to health and is not permanently harmed.

How it works

Pet parents call our practice as soon as the suspect an issue with a foreign body. The pet is brought to our practice for a series of x-rays to determine where the object is stuck and how to intervene. If surgery is suggested, our veterinary staff speaks to our clients about how the procedure will be performed and what to expect in terms of healing and recovery. A pet is given general anesthesia for comfort while the surgery is performed in our practice. Pet parents are given information in regards to how to care for their pets following the procedure.

What to do in case of foreign body consumption?

The first step to take when you are concerned for your pet’s health is to contact All Creatures Care Cottage Veterinary Hospital at (949) 430-7576 and schedule a same day appointment when possible. Our practice is located at 601 W 19th St., Suite 200 in Costa Mesa and is convenient to access from main roads. We encourage pet parents to make an appointment if they are ever concerned about the health of their pet.

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Dr. Rand Spongberg, BSc, BVMS

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A graduate from the University of California, Irvine, and Murdoch University, Dr. Rand Spongberg brings with him a plethora of skills and expertise. He is a very well established veterinarian who has a passion for animal welfare and is a firm believer in taking care of both the pet and its owner.

Dr. Spongberg prioritizes his relationships with the owners of the pets that are brought to him for help as maintaining a bond of trust and respect allows for him to better diagnose, treat and help the animals that come to him. Quality of work has always been a part of his repertoire and giving animals the best possible care whilst under his control is something Dr. Spongberg is happy to be responsible for.

In addition to being a service oriented person with a genuine compassion for animals, Dr. Spongberg maintains active memberships at the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and is the proud new owner of All Creatures Care Cottage Veterinary Hospital.