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 South Coast Veterinary Hospital in Laguna Niguel, 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. We offer an array of surgical procedures, including orthopedic, dental, and spay and neuter surgeries.
Common Pet Emergencies
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 our veterinarian will need to treat right away. Animal attacks might also require surgery, depending on the severity. Pets often need surgery for masses that forms on their bodies. The mass could be benign or could be cancerous. That’s why it is vital to remove the mass regardless. If a pet swallows a foreign object, his or her digestive system could become blocked and will need surgery to remove it.
Care for Your Pet After 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’s important to let him or her rest. Because surgery can be invasive, even if it’s small, confining your pet will allow him or her to rest and limit your animal’s level of activity. If your pet moves too much after surgery, the wound may not heal properly.
The amount of activity you will have to limit depends on the type of surgery your pet has. Make sure to ask our team what recovery care is best for your pet. When confining your pet, keep him or her comfortable with bedding or blankets. The enclosure should be big enough, so your pet can move around in a circle. Spending time with your pet to keep him or her comfortable will also help. Making sure you are giving your pet the medications our vet prescribes will help the recovery process. You should not have to do anything with the incision, but make sure it is healing properly and watch for signs of infection. Our veterinary team will tell you what to watch out for when it comes to swelling or bruising following the procedure.
Visit Us for Pet Surgery in Laguna Niguel
Contact our team to see how our veterinarian can help your pet stay happy and healthy. Our staff at South Coast Veterinary Hospital in Laguna Niguel has the experience and knowledge to provide your pet with the latest surgical techniques for the best quality of treatment during and after your pet’s surgery. Contact us today to see how we can help your pet live a happy and healthy life.