Cryosurgery for Dogs and Cats in North Haven, CT
Cryosurgery (or cryotherapy) is a minimally-invasive procedure we can provide to treat issues of the skin, including skin tags, warts, and lesions, tumors, diseased tissue, and more. It involves applying extreme cold to the affected area and destroying the diseased or damaged tissue. There is no cutting involved, so your pet will not have a healing process to wait through and any discomfort will be minimal, since the intense cold numbs the surrounding nerves. We’re happy to offer cryosurgery for dogs and cats in North Haven, CT because it gives our patients a less invasive, less painful solution for their condition.
Can cryosurgery help your pet? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with your veterinarian.
Is Treatment Painful?
In most cases, cryosurgery is performed with the patient placed under local or general anesthesia, as the freezing sensation on the skin can be uncomfortable. However, if additional treatments are required for the same area, anesthesia may no longer be needed.
Other Advantages of Cryosurgery for Dogs and Cats
Along with destroying bad tissue without having to cut, cryosurgery’s intense cold is also able to kill bacteria around the site, which is highly beneficial when treating infected areas. Plus, cryosurgery can have a temporary anesthetic effect, since it numbs the nerve endings.