Pet Surgery

Depending on your pet’s diagnosis, your vet may require your pet to undergo surgery. It’s important to know that your vet made this decision with your best interest in mind, so here are a couple things you might need to understand.

Why does my pet need surgery?

In the event of a tumor, a broken bone, or internal bleeding among many others, surgery is used by vets to treat the problem area directly at the root. For urgent surgical procedures, this usually happens when both oral and topical medication is no longer enough to fight the complication and is in need of a more invasive procedure.

veterinarian operating on a siamese cat

However, surgery isn’t only performed on afflicted patients. It can also be optional, called elective surgeries, where a pet parent recommends a certain procedure for their own benefit or for their pet’s. These commonly include spaying or neutering procedures, as well as debarking.

Overall, while an operation may seem like an intimidating procedure, the purpose is always justified and done with a lot of logical reasoning. As long as you submit your pet to a highly credible institution such as Care Animal Hospital, you can rest easy knowing your pet is in good hands.

Care Animal Hospital Surgery Benefits & Procedures 

Without further ado, here are the following reasons why you should entrust your pet with us.

  • State-of-the-art veterinary surgical procedures
  • Highest level of medical technology for your pets
  • Latest monitoring equipment to ensure safe anesthetic demonstration
  • Modern and innovative tools for the safest, most effective surgery
  • Executed by highly trained and highly experienced surgeons

If your pet is to undergo the procedure with us, we will communicate with you about the following:

  • Briefing on the surgical process your pet will undergo
  • Any big or small risks the procedure entails
  • Preparing your pet for the surgery
  • Post-operative care
  • Post-procedure medication and treatment, if any

Is surgery dangerous?

Depending on your pet’s diagnosis, or how invasive the surgery will be, there are always big or small risks that your pet will have to undergo.

As for anesthesia, it has long been debated whether or not it’s safe for your furry animals to be under the influence. However, modern technology and further advancements in medicine have paved the way for a safer administration, decreasing the overall risk of anesthesia to your pet.

In our opinion, as long as you choose a veteran team of professionals with sophisticated monitoring tools and equipment to work on your case, it creates a more accurate, less-risk environment.

Is my pet too old for surgery?

There is no such thing as a pet too old for surgery. Regardless of age, your pet shouldn’t be detracted from the treatment he/she needs.

Anesthesia shouldn’t be a factor either. Modern advances in medicinal technology have made it extremely safe and manageable, despite an animal’s nature, breed, size, or age.

Overall, if your vet thinks your pet is in need of the procedure, then it would be best to follow suit. All those risks are outweighed by the dangers of not pushing through with the operation, so it’s best to trust your doctor’s plan and choose what’s best for your pet in the long run.

How long does pet surgery take?

Pet surgery can take anywhere from 2 – 4 hours.

Depending on the severity of the condition or your pet’s diagnosis, this number can change.

Rest assured, your surgeons are doing their best to make it a safe, and uncomplicated procedure for your pet to get the best treatment possible.