Questions About Pet Surgery
Before agreeing to surgery for your pet, it’s important to understand the procedure and what to expect so you can make wise decisions concerning your pet’s care. Although we do not perform surgical procedures, we do provide post-op care to ensure your furry friend has a speedy recovery. These frequently asked questions from Pawsitive Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation & Therapy in Des Moines will explain more about pet surgeries and post-op care.
Is anesthesia used for my pet’s surgery?
Most pet surgeries require the use of anesthesia to keep your pet comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. Before scheduling the surgery, your pet will undergo a series of tests to ensure he’s in good enough health for the procedure. The surgical team will monitor your pet’s vital signs throughout the procedure to ensure he’s doing well.
How do I prepare for pet surgery?
Your pet shouldn’t eat anything at least 12 hours before surgery to avoid complications with the anesthesia. Try to keep your pet calm and relaxed when bringing him in for surgery, as this makes it easier for the surgical team to prep him for the procedure.
What should I expect after the surgery?
Your pet’s release time will depend on the surgery. For routine pet surgery like spay and neuter procedures, pets are generally allowed to go home the same day to start their recovery. For more complex surgeries, your veterinarian may recommend that your pet stays at the clinic overnight to monitor his health and handle any complications that may arise.
How do I care for my pet at home after surgery?
You will be given written instructions on how to handle your pet’s post-op home care. When you bring your pet to Pawsitive Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation & Therapy, we will provide pain medications and antibiotics, if necessary, to reduce pain and discomfort and expedite your pet’s recovery. We can provide post-op rehab and therapy to restore him to full health. We have helped many pets on their road to recovery and look forward to providing your pet with the same quality care.
Come to Pawsitive Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation & Therapy for Post-Op Surgical Care
Professional post-op care is essential to your pet’s recovery after surgery. At Pawsitive Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation & Therapy in Des Moines, you can have full confidence that your pet will receive excellent care. To schedule a consultation for our post-op care, call us today at 515-575-9655.