It’s more than likely that your pet will eventually need to have some type of pet surgery. Whether it’s the simple and routine surgery required for spay or neuter or a more complicated procedure to correct a serious injury or disorder, it’s important that your veterinarian have the equipment, knowledge, and experience to provide quality surgical services when they are necessary. That’s why the Hudson Pet Hospital maintains a well-equipped surgical facility along with a modern diagnostic laboratory to provide your pet with the best treatment and care whenever they need it.
Pet Surgery – What To Expect
If your pet has been seriously injured in an accident or has been diagnosed with a condition that requires pet surgery, the first step is for them to have a complete physical examination and a thorough analysis of their blood and urine performed in our diagnostic lab. We do these tests so that our anesthesiologist can devise a protocol specifically for your pet, and detect any underlying issues that might lead to complications during the procedure.
During surgery your pet will be given anesthesia, have a catheter applied, and have an IV inserted to provide the fluids necessary to maintain stable blood pressure. Their vital signs will be continuously monitored on sophisticated medical equipment by one of our surgical technicians, watching for any signs of a problem.
Post Pet Surgery
After their procedure, your pet will spend a few hours of rest and observation in one of our recovery rooms, and then they’ll be able to go home with you. Most types of surgery don’t take very long to perform and patients can go home the same day, but in some cases, your vet may decide that they should spend the night for further recovery and observation. You should plan for your pet to spend the entire day at our hospital and possibly overnight just in case.
Your veterinarian will tell you what you need to do at home to care for your pet, and whether you need to schedule any follow-up examinations. Your vet may have some more specific instructions for care, but generally, your pet will need to avoid strenuous exertion and stay indoors for several days. You may need to take steps to keep them from licking and scratching at their sutures and reopening them.
Contact the Hudson Pet Hospital whenever you need quality health care for your pet.