Soft tissue surgery is a type of surgery that involves surgery on tissues that are not bone. There are many different types of soft tissue surgeries that can be performed in cats. Apart from a simple routine spay or neuter procedure, the most common soft tissue surgeries in cats are foreign body removal, bladder stone removal, or mass removal.

At Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming, our veterinarians are no strangers to these types of surgeries. Cats are notorious for eating things like hair ties and strings! These foreign objects can cause a blockage in the intestines which can lead to tissue death of some of the intestine. During surgery to remove the blockage, the veterinarian may have to do an emergency procedure in removing some of the intestines if any is necrotic (or dead) or the tissue is no longer viable due to a limited blood supply.

Cats, unfortunately, are also frequently diagnosed with bladder stones. Sometimes they can pass them on their own, but sometimes, they require surgery due to their inability to urinate or even rupture (or tear) the bladder if too many stones are present. This surgery is known as a cystotomy and involves cutting into the bladder and removing all the stones that are present.

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If you think your cat is in need of any time of soft tissue surgery, look no farther than Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming! Our doctors have years of experience in performing soft tissue surgeries in cats and cannot wait to meet your feline companion! Call us today at (904) 720-4275 to schedule your cat for a surgical consultation with one of our experienced veterinarians.

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Dr. Venkat Gutta
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming

At Blue Star Pet Hospital and Grooming, Dr. Venkat Gutta provides high-quality and modern veterinary services to all your furry friends! At Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team are committed to providing your pets with both a full-service Veterinary Hospital and a modern grooming salon (St. Johns location only) for dogs and cats. Our primary commitment is to provide your companion animals with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent yet affordable veterinary care. At Bluestar, we also think that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of you and your pet are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve clients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210, and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery, techniques, advanced diagnostic testing, or even flea and tick control products, we give you access to the best and most cutting-edge treatments and technologies. At Bluestar, we believe that your pet is the STAR!