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Questions To Ask Before Your Pet Surgery

Questions to Ask Our Veterinarian Before Your Pet’s Surgery

Pet surgeries can be stressful for both you and your pet. Whether the procedure is routine or an emergency, pet surgeries can be a lot to handle. At Little River Veterinary Clinic in Fairfax, we know how important your pet is to you. That is why our team is ready to provide the best quality of surgery your pet may need. Here are some common questions owners often ask before their pet’s surgery.

What Are Common Pet Emergencies that Require Surgery? 

Common pet emergencies that require surgery usually involve being hit by a car or accidents similar to that. Your pet might have broken bones or internal injuries that we will need to fix right away. Animal attacks might also require surgery depending on the severity. A pet may need surgery for a mass that forms on his or her body. If a pet swallows a foreign object, their digestive system could become blocked and would need surgery to remove the object.

How Do I Prepare for My Pet’s Surgery? 

The best way to handle your pet’s surgery day is to treat it like any other day. Pets find comfort in routine. Make sure to comfort and care for your pet as much as possible that day. We may suggest to bring another person along to provide companionship and attention to your pet on the drive home.

How Do I Take Care of My Pet Post-Surgery?

Caring for your pet after surgery will depend on the pet’s age and condition, as well as the surgery your pet had. Your pet will likely be tired after surgery for the next 12-24 hours, so it is important to let them rest. Confine your pet and keep them comfortable with bedding or blankets. The enclosure should be big enough so your pet can move around in a circle. Make sure you give your pet the medications we prescribed. We will tell you what to watch out for when it comes to swelling or bruising following the procedure.

Make an Appointment with Little River Veterinary Clinic

Contact our team to see how we can help your pet stay happy and healthy. We at Little River Veterinary Clinic in Fairfax have the experience and knowledge to provide your pet with the latest surgical techniques for the best quality of treatment. Call us today to see how we can provide your pet with quality surgical care.  

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