Pet surgeries can be stressful for both you and your pet. Whether the procedure is routine or an emergency, pet surgeries can be a lot to handle. At Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington, we know how important your pet is to you. That’s why our team is ready to provide the best quality of surgery your pet may need.
Common Pet Emergencies
Common pet emergencies that require surgery usually involve being hit by a car or accidents similar to that. Your pet might have broken bones or internal injuries that we will need to fix right away. Animal attacks might also require surgery depending on the severity.
A pet may need surgery for a mass that forms on their body. The mass could be benign or could be cancerous. That’s why it is important to remove the mass regardless. If a pet swallows a foreign object, their digestive system could become blocked and would need surgery to remove the object.
Care for Your Pet After Surgery
Caring for your pet after surgery will depend on the pet’s age and condition, as well as the surgery your pet had. Your pet will likely be tired after surgery for the next 12-24 hours, so it’s important to let them rest. Because surgery can be invasive, even if it’s small, confining them will allow them to rest and limit their level of activity. If your pet moves too much after surgery, it’s possible the wounds won’t heal properly.
The amount of activity you will have to limit will depend on the surgery your pet had, so ask our team what is best for your pet. When confining your pet, keep them comfortable with bedding or blankets. The enclosure should be big enough so your pet can move around in a circle. Spending time with your pet to keep them comfortable will also help. Making sure you are giving your pet their prescribed medications will help them rest. You should not have to do anything with the incision, but make sure it’s healing properly and watch for signs of infection. Your veterinarian will tell you what to watch out for when it comes to swelling or bruising following the procedure.
Contact our team at Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital to see how we can help your pet stay happy and healthy. Please feel free to visit our Website or call us at (309) 663-1414 for an appointment. We are located at 612 IAA Dr., Bloomington, IL, 61701.