Pet Surgery at Our Animal Hospital
Your pet's comfort and safety are considered during any service, but we especially keep it in mind during surgery. As an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), we follow the most current safety guidelines. From checking for underlying conditions to giving you detailed aftercare instructions, we go above and beyond for pets at Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital.
How We Take Care of Your Pet
Whether your pet needs spay or neuter or gastrointestinal surgery, we firstly check their bloodwork for any underlying conditions. As a result, we’re always prepared to precisely dose anesthetic medicine during surgery. Once your pet is comfortably anesthetized, we closely monitor their vital signs throughout their procedure. Furthermore, an IV catheter is used to administer anesthetic induction agents, pain-relieving medications and fluids to support blood pressure and hydration. Especially relevant during surgery, effective pain management also sets your pet up for a smoother recovery.
Throughout your pet's surgery, their internal body system is monitored. Additionally, they are kept warm with Bair Hugger technology. When internal body temperatures are not monitored, pets are at risk of hypothermia. Since we closely watch pets and keep them warm throughout, they’ll feel completely at ease.
Caring for Your Pet at Home
After your pet awakens from anesthesia, we promptly call you, let you know how your pet is doing and set a pick-up time. When you arrive to pick up, we will review all medications and recovery instructions. All instructions will be provided in a typed discharge form that we will provide.
Your pet’s comfort and safety are as important to us after you pick them up as it is while they’re under our direct care. Please keep the following in mind while you care for your pet at home:
- Give your pet a comfortable, quiet place to recover for at least 24 hours.
- Check their incision sites daily and watch out for unusual redness or discharge.
- Call us immediately if your pet’s incisions appear unattached.
- Refrain from giving your bet a bath until their sutures are removed or for at least 10 days.
- Keep your pet from running or jumping for at least two weeks.
Contact us immediately if you have any concerns about how your pet is recovering from surgery. We care deeply for pets at our hospital and their care is always our utmost concern. Thank you for trusting us with 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.