A Comparison of Veterinary Procedures and Human Procedures

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Animals are amazing creatures. They are unable to communicate as humans do, they cannot tell us in words what they need or want. Even though animals and humans have their differences we are all alike in many ways. Surgical procedures are required for both species; lacerations in the skin need to be stitched up, mothers need help delivering babies, and the prevention of unwanted pregnancies becomes necessary. Cesarean Section is a surgical procedure in which the abdomen and uterus are surgically opened to deliver the unborn babies and puppies. There are various reasons to have a C-section delivery. C-Sections become necessary when the pelvis shape and size are too small. Complications due to the position and size of a fetus may not allow for an easy delivery. Obstetricians and Vets will use ultrasound machines to gain information that will help them make a decision to perform this method of delivery. Ultrasound machines create images using high frequency sound waves that allow them to see pictures of the fetus and surrounding body structure. For women C-sections should only be used in emergency situations. Birth creates a lot of stress on both the body of humans and animals. One of the main reasons an obstetrician will perform an emergency C-section is if there are signs of distress presenting risks to the fetus and mother. Dog owners will schedule the surgery with the Vet if they want assistance with their puppies delivery.(“Cesarean Section”). A C-section delivery must take into account the appropriate time for a puppy’s best chance of survival. Before a C-section is preformed it is best to wait until the temperature of the dog drops to 99 degrees or labor begins spontaneously.(“Necessary C-sections”). The best way to tell i... ... middle of paper ... ...s Birth. N.p., 5 June 2013. Web. 29 Oct. 2013. Kenny, Dr. Tim. "Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape." EMedicineHealth. 4 Nov. 2013. EMIS. 15 Nov. 2013 Marx, Groucho. "Quotes About Animals." (505 Quotes). N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013. Sammarco, Jill. "Cesarean Section in Dogs: Indications, Techniques." Pure Vax. DVM360 MAGAZINE, n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. Trimble, Edward L. "Hysterectomy fact sheet." Womenshealth.gov. 16 July 2012. Independence Avenue. 17 Nov. 2013 "Cesarean Section." TheFreeDictionary.com. N.p., N.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. "Dog Spaying Surgery - Everything you need to know about spaying a dog." Dog Spaying Surgery. N.p N.d Web. 17 Nov. 2013 "Pregnancy." WhattoExpect. N.p., N.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2013. "What you need to know about anesthesia and your dog." Pet Health Network. IDEXX Laboratories,N.p N.d Web. 17 Nov. 2013.

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