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What to Expect After Orthopedic Surgery for Your Pet

Post-Orthopedic Surgery Care for Pets

At Grand Park Animal Clinic in Katy, TX, we offer a wide variety of veterinary services for pets. We use modern technology and equipment to give your animal the best care. Our veterinary team is well trained and experienced in carrying out both emergency and routine surgeries.

If your pet develops hip and joint complications, has a broken bone, or a torn ligament, it may need orthopedic surgery. It is important to have the best care for your animal during and after an orthopedic operation. Our veterinarian will guide you on what to expect after orthopedic pet surgery. Here are some of the things you should consider after orthopedic surgery.

A Safe Environment 

A safe environment is vital for a quick recovery for your pet. We advise pet owners to keep their animals away from stairs and help them avoid unnecessary movements. You should also make sure that other family members do not play with the pet until fully recovered.

Changes in Feeding Habits

Your pet’s eating habits change after surgery. The pet may eat small portions of food and, in some instances, eat nothing at all. We encourage our clients to provide water to their animals at all times and consult with our veterinarian for any special diets.

Change in Bowel Movements

Depending on the new feeding habits of your pet post-surgery, its bowel movements are likely to change. In the first days, you may notice little or no bowel movements. The reduced appetite and low food consumption explain minimal bowel movements. We encourage pet owners to be patient with their animal’s changes in behavior till recovery.

Medications and Follow Up

Visiting our veterinarian after surgery is vital. We will remove bandages and check on the progress of the wound’s healing. Our vet may give you medications to relieve your pet’s pain and prevent infections. We offer orthopedic pet surgery, medication, follow-up services, and any other animal services you may need at our facility.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian Today

Surgery can be scary for you and your pet, so it is important to be prepared. At Grand Park Animal Clinic in Katy, TX, we offer orthopedic surgery and will walk you through how to care for your pet afterwards. To schedule an appointment, call us today.

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