Whether your pet has a decayed tooth or a fracture, he or she may require surgery. At White Rock Animal Hospital in Dallas, TX, we provide routine services and pet surgery to help keep your cat or dog happy and healthy. Before you schedule your appointment, read about some frequently asked questions regarding pet surgery below:
Why Is Anesthesia Required During Surgical Procedures?
If your pet needs surgery for an injury, spaying or neutering, or dental services, anesthesia prevents it from experiencing any pain during the procedure. Our team monitors each animal carefully while he or she is sedated. Be prepared once your pet goes home to give them extra care and water, as these are commonly needed after a surgical experience.
Do I Need to Prepare My Pet for Surgical Procedures?
Our veterinarians will explain your pet’s procedure to you and provide you with a few guidelines to follow the day before the surgery. It is important that you pet doesn’t consume any food or water 12 hours before the procedure, as it can inhibit the body’s swallowing reflexes. We also recommend to give your pet a bath before the surgery to ensure it is clean and prevents infections that could occur during the procedure.
Will My Pet Need IV Fluids or a Catheter?
Anesthesia during surgical procedures can lead to dehydration and low blood pressure results, so we may utilize a catheter or administer IV fluids before, during, or after surgery. The catheter or IV fluids can help with the following:
- Lower anesthetic risks
- minimize any risks to the kidneys
- Reduce recovery time
What Types of Surgeries Do You Perform?
We perform a variety surgeries for pets whether they are emergency-related or for preventive care. Some of the most common surgeries we perform include:
- Traumatic Injuries
- Spaying and neutering
- C-Sections and complex births
- Bladder and kidney complications
Contact us for an Appointment Today!
If your pet needs surgery, our team at White Rock Animal Hospital in Dallas, TX, is happy to help. To learn more about our procedures or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (214) 328-3255 today. When you’re looking for a veterinarian near me, we look forward to assisting you!