Pet Surgery at Our Animal Hospital
At Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital, your pet’s comfort and safety are our top priority during surgery. As an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), we follow the latest safety guidelines and protocols for pain management. This guarantees that your pet receives the highest standard of care from admission until they are fully healed.
How We Take Care of Your Pet
No matter what type of pet surgery your cat or dog requires, we always perform blood work prior to anesthesia to screen for any underlying conditions that could cause complications. An intravenous (IV) catheter is then placed to administer fluids that help support your pet’s blood pressure and hydration throughout the procedure. Once under anesthesia, a licensed veterinary technician closely monitors your pet’s vital signs, ensuring their safety. After your pet awakens from anesthesia, we will promptly call you to let you know how your pet is doing and set up a time for him/her to go home.
Caring for Your Pet at Home
When you arrive for pick up, we will review with you the details of the procedure, medications to go home, and recovery instructions. All instructions will also be provided in an easy to understand, typed discharge form. Some key points to keep in mind while you’re caring for your pet at home include:
- Provide a comfortable, quiet place for recovery during the first 24 hours.
- Refrain from bathing, running, jumping or playing with your pet for 10-14 days.
- Check the incision sites daily for any bleeding/discharge, swelling, discoloration or detachment. Call us immediately if any of these occur.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns about how your pet is recovering from surgery. Thank you for trusting us to care for your four-legged family member!
My dog is VERY energetic!! The staff and doctors are understanding, friendly and caring. They take time to explain everything throughly. My dog is happy to go for appointments.