Veterinary Surgery in Inlet Beach, FL
At Paws in Paradise Animal Hospital, we are animal lovers just like you! Our pets are our family, so we understand that it can be stressful when they need medical care. The good news is that our team is experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to caring for your pets. If one of your furry family members needs surgery in Inlet Beach, Florida, you can feel confident knowing they are in good hands at Paws in Paradise Animal Hospital.
How We Support You:
- Top Veterinary Care in Inlet Beach Florida
- A Compassionate Team
- Experienced and Knowledgeable Surgeons
Is Surgery Risky for My Pet?
As with any procedure, every case is unique. Generally speaking, most pet surgeries are low risk; however, surgery does carry some risks and concerns. These range from potential complications to their prognosis for recovery. The good news is that veterinary medicine has progressed considerably over the years, so the risks are low for your pet to have any major complications from most surgeries. If your pet needs surgery, we will discuss any potential risks with you.
Is Anesthesia Safe for My Pet?
Our ability to monitor your pet during surgery has made procedures much safer than they were in the past. Before your pet’s anesthesia, we will do a thorough physical exam. Blood testing to ensure the health of the liver and kidneys is important in reducing anesthesia risk. If any serious problems are detected, we may recommend postponing surgery if possible. We will ask you to make sure your pet has an empty stomach before surgery to reduce the risk of vomiting during and after anesthesia.
Will My Pet Be In Pain After Surgery?
Like humans, pets do experience pain. While they may not show it in the same ways we do, you can be sure they feel it. Pain medications will vary based on the surgery performed. A major procedure will require more pain relief than a minor one. Dogs can take an oral anti-inflammatory the day after surgery and continue for several days to lessen discomfort and swelling. Cats, unfortunately, do not tolerate many standard pain medications. Recent advances have allowed for better pain control in cats. Before your pet’s surgery, we will discuss their specific needs and recommendations.
How should I care for my pet after surgery?
After your pet has had surgery, it’s important to leave the incision alone. If you have any concerns about healing, contact us as soon as possible. As far as what’s appropriate for your pet’s activity, eating, and rest, we will provide all necessary information before you leave our office. You can always feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
At Paws in Paradise Animal Hospital, our goal is always to do what’s best for your pet and your family. For more information about veterinary surgery in Inlet Beach Florida or to make an appointment with your Inlet Beach veterinarian, please call us today at (850) 909-0130.