Pet Surgery

Pet Surgery from a Trusted Katy Veterinarian

Surgery, no matter how routine, is a serious matter.  Having a trained and professional veterinarian can make all the difference in the health of your pet.  There are many surgeries, both routine and emergency, that are performed every day in our veterinary office.  Understanding what to expect and do before and after the surgery can help ease potential tension for you, as well as your pet.  

Pet Surgery

What to Expect

It can be scary when your animal companion requires surgery.  Understanding what to expect before, during, and after the surgery can help ease the tension.  Prior to any surgery, the veterinarian will perform various tests and diagnostics to get a baseline for your pet’s vitals.  This includes checking your pet's heart rate, temperature, breathing, and blood work.  Depending on the surgery, your pet may require X-rays or MRIs to better help the veterinarian during surgery.  Your pet will then be taken to the operating room and surgery will be performed.  Following a successful surgery, the veterinarian will give you specific after care instructions.  This can be as simple as administering some basic medication for pain relief and infection prevention or it can be specific physical therapy techniques to help your pet recover.  

Routine Surgery

Many surgeries are routine and happen every day at our veterinarian's office.  One of the most common surgeries is spay and neuter surgery.  This surgery is performed to help maintain and control the pet population as well as prevent future disease.  This surgery, most commonly performed on young animals, is completed in a matter of minutes.  

Another common routine surgery is any type of mass biopsy or removal.  Often, pets grow masses, tumors, or cysts just under their skin that must be removed and tested.

Lastly, many types of pet dental procedures are routine surgeries, such as tooth extractions and abscess removal.

Emergency Surgery

Unfortunately, sometimes our pets require emergency surgery to help them be healthy and happy.  Most commonly, emergency surgery involves repairing a broken bone or torn ligament.  These surgeries focus on stabilizing the joint in a way so that it may properly heal.  Other emergency surgeries can involve exploratory surgery in the abdomen for ingested foreign matter.

Our Katy Veterinarian Provides Pet Surgery

We understand it can be a scary time for you and your pet if surgery is required.  At Grand Park Animal Clinic we want to help assure you that your pet is in good hands.  Our caring and professional staff will treat your pet as if he or she is one of our own.  To learn more about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (281) 392-3127.

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