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Atlas Pet Vets FAQs

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We Proudly Serve Pets of Frisco, TX, and Beyond

At Atlas Pet Vets, we receive numerous intriguing questions from pet parents. Here are several frequently asked questions that could address your inquiries or worries. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 469-389-3500 if you have any additional concerns regarding your pet.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours?

We are open Monday-Friday from 8 AM-6 PM and Saturday from 8 AM-12 PM. We are closed on Sunday.

What is Underwater Treadmill Rehabilitation?

Underwater Treadmill Rehabilitation involves using a submerged treadmill to provide controlled exercise in water. This low-impact therapy aids in strengthening muscles, improving mobility, and facilitating recovery for pets with various conditions.

What measures does Atlas Pet Vets have in place to ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience for pets during their visits?

We prioritize your pet’s well-being by creating a soothing environment and employing gentle handling techniques. Our team is trained to reduce stress, and we offer strategies such as fear-free practices to ensure that each visit is as comfortable as possible for your beloved companion.

What is TPLO surgery, and how do our veterinarians use it to treat ACL tears in dogs?

TPLO stands for Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, a surgical procedure used to treat cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries in dogs. The CCL is analogous to the human anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and helps stabilize the knee joint. When torn or damaged, dogs can experience pain, lameness, and decreased joint function.

Atlas Pet Vets is a veterinary clinic that treats various pet health issues, including TPLO surgeries. In TPLO surgery, the veterinary surgeon alters the angle of the tibial plateau to remove the need for a functional CCL. This is achieved by making a cut in the top of the tibia (shin bone), rotating the plateau, and then stabilizing it with a specialized plate and screws. This procedure helps restore stability to the knee joint and allows the dog to regain mobility and reduce pain.

Atlas Pet Vets employs experienced veterinarians skilled in orthopedic surgery and utilizes advanced techniques, equipment, and facilities to perform TPLO surgeries effectively. The clinic typically begins the process with a thorough physical examination and diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays, to assess the extent of the CCL injury and determine the best course of treatment. If TPLO is deemed necessary, the surgical procedure is performed with careful attention to the dog’s individual needs and considerations.

After the surgery, Atlas Pet Vets provides comprehensive post-operative care, including pain management, rehabilitation plans, and regular follow-up appointments to monitor the dog’s progress and ensure a successful recovery. The goal of the treatment is to help dogs regain their mobility, alleviate pain, and improve their overall quality of life.

What kinds of soft tissue surgical procedures are provided by Atlas Pet Vets to address a variety of conditions in pets?

Atlas Pet Vets offers a wide range of soft tissue surgical procedures to address various conditions in pets, including but not limited to:

  • Ovariohysterectomy (Spay) 
  • Castration (Neuter)
  • Scrotal Ablation
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair
  • Aural hematoma repair
  • Enucleation
  • Entropion Repair
  • Prolapsed Third Eyelid Repair
  • Eyelid Margin Mass Removal
  • Stenotic Nares Wedge Resection
  • Elongated Soft Palate Resection
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus Repair
  • Prophylactic Gastropexy
  • Enterotomy
  • Intestinal Resection and Anastomosis
  • Splenectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Standard and Complex Laceration Repair
  • Fore Limb Amputation
  • Hind Limb Amputation
  • Digit Amputation
  • Tail Amputation
  • Episioplasty
  • Epidermal/Dermal/Subcutaneous Mass Removal
How do the veterinarians at Atlas Pet Vets stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine?
Our veterinarians at Atlas Pet Vets take advantage of every opportunity to acquire advanced diagnostic and treatment skills related to a variety of medical conditions, including training programs such as soft tissue diagnostic ultrasound courses at the Academy of Veterinary Imaging, orthopedic fracture repair training at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, and TPLO surgical training at Bark City Veterinary Specialists. Additionally, our veterinarians regularly attend continuing education programs, workshops, and conferences to ensure they remain informed about the latest developments in veterinary medicine, allowing us to provide the best possible care for your pets.