Pet Surgery FAQs
It is normal for pet owners to be nervous when their pet must undergo surgery. These pet surgery FAQs from Faith Vet Clinic can help put you at ease by explaining more about pet surgical procedures. For your convenience, we serve pet owners in North Brunswick, Somerset, and surrounding communities.
Will my pet need anesthesia for his surgical procedure?
Most pet surgeries require the use of anesthesia to eliminate pain and keep your pet still and comfortable throughout the procedure. Your North Brunswick/Somerset veterinarian will perform blood tests prior to surgery to ensure vital organs are in good health. This will minimize problems with the anesthesia and ensure the surgery goes well. We will also monitor your pet carefully while he is under anesthesia to ensure your pet is doing well.
How do I prepare my pet for surgery?
Before scheduling pet surgery, we will explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have. We will also explain what you should do to prepare your pet. In general, we request that your pet not eat 12 hours before his procedure and that you keep them calm and tranquil before bringing them in.
What should I expect from my pet’s post-op care?
Depending on the surgery, your pet may be released after his procedure or kept in our clinic overnight for monitoring and recuperation. Before taking your pet home, we will give you thorough instructions for his post-op recovery and care. We will prescribe pain medications to keep your pet comfortable during recovery and we may recommend a specific diet. If you have questions or experience complications, you can always call your North Brunswick/Somerset veterinarian or bring your pet to our pet clinic for a checkup.
Is pet surgery risky?
All surgeries, even minor ones, involve some level of risk. Working with an experienced veterinary surgeon, however, can minimize these risks and increase your chances of having a successful surgery. Your North Brunswick/Somerset veterinarian is highly skilled in performing pet surgeries and will take every precaution to care for the health and welfare of your pet.
What kind of surgeries do you perform in your pet clinic?
At Faith Vet Clinic, we perform the following surgical procedures:
- spay/neuter procedures
- Bladder stone removal
- Hysterectomy or pyometra (removal of uterus and ovaries) for dogs and cats
- Emergency surgeries due to traumatic injuries
See Your North Brunswick/Somerset Veterinarian for Pet Surgery
When your pet needs surgery, you want to work with a veterinarian you can trust. At Faith Vet Clinic in North Brunswick and Somerset, we have your pet’s best interests at heart. Contact our pet clinic today at (732) 658-6777 to schedule pet surgery for your beloved pet. We look forward to meeting all your pet care needs.