Questions to Ask Before Your Pet Has Surgery
All pet owners want their pets to stay healthy, but occasionally surgery is needed. When this happens, you may have several questions about how the operation will go and what type of changes it will mean. Our veterinarians at Lange Animal Clinic in Pekin, IL, have put together a few of the common questions that we hear regarding surgical procedures.
Will My Pet Be in Pain?
Before and after surgery, every effort is made to keep your pet from feeling pain. Depending on the type of surgery and the area it will be performed on, the procedure will likely involve the use of full anesthesia or a local one administered with a shot. We are very sensitive to the comfort of our patients and make sure the right anesthesia is administered before the procedure.
What Are the Risks of This Surgery?
Ask our vet about how risky the surgery is and whether the benefit of it outweighs the risks involved. We will answer any questions you have before you decide whether to let your pet have the surgery.
How Do I Care for My Pet After Surgery?
You will be given full discharge instructions when your pet leaves the clinic. This will include any special attention your pet needs and any medications that will be required. Feel free to ask the vet any questions so that you're confident in your ability to properly care for your pet after the procedure.
Is There an Alternative Treatment?
Before your pet has surgery, you can ask whether there are any less invasive treatment methods available. In some cases, there may be a medication regimen that can help. In others, surgery may be the only way to keep your pet healthy.
Pet Surgery in Pekin, IL
If your pet needs regular veterinary care or something more serious such as pet surgery, call Lange Animal Clinic today at (309) 347-4679 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians. We strive to keep every pet as comfortable as possible and to answer any questions about our surgical procedures.