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Pet Care Pre and Post Surgery

Pet Surgery

Your pet may need surgery at some time in their life for either a minor problem or a more major health issue. Veterinarians are trained to provide careful attention to their patients, to ensure that the procedure is both safe and successful. At North Heights Veterinary Clinic in Appleton WI, we ensure pets have the highest level of care before, during, and after their surgery.

Common Pet Surgery Procedures

Pet may need surgery for a wide variety of health problems, from simple spaying or neutering to life-saving removal of tumors or abdominal obstructions. Research in veterinary medicine has provided techniques and precautions that make sure animals are well cared for during the procedure, free of discomfort, and have the best chance for a full recovery. Following your veterinarian’s instructions precisely is the best way to ensure your pet has a successful surgery and a fast recovery period.

Pre Surgery Care Ensures Safety For Procedures

Your vet will probably administer blood tests before surgery to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo the procedure. You will be given instructions on withholding food and water before the time of surgery. Arrive on time for the procedure, and avoid long parting goodbyes that might make your pet nervous.

Post-Surgical Care Care

Pet owners play an important role in aiding healing and encouraging a full recovery for their pets. Veterinarians usually provide antibiotics to administer to the animal to prevent infection. You will also be asked to monitor surgical incisions to check for bleeding or signs of infection. You will have to watch your pet closely to detect any signs of discomfort, so appropriate pain medication can be administered. Pet owners are often told to keep their pets quiet for some time, to allow the effects of the anesthetic to lessen. Also, you may have to offer different types of food for a period after surgery. Following these measures carefully will help your pet to recover more quickly.

Make North Heights Veterinary Clinic Your Veterinarian for Pet Care

The veterinarians and staff at North Heights Veterinary Clinic use their extensive training and personal love for animals to ensure their patients in Appleton, WI gets the quality care they deserve. We offer many pet services, including wellness visits, parasite prevention, vaccinations, pet surgery, diagnostics, and emergency care. We treat dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits, and pocket pets. Contact North Heights Veterinary Clinic today at (920) 739-7816 for an appointment when your pet needs surgery, and for comprehensive care throughout your pet’s procedure.

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