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Posted on 07-23-2018
It’s natural for you to feel anxious before you pet undergoes anesthesia and any surgical procedure or treatment. To help make you feel better, your veterinarian at Urgent Pet Care in Papillion, Nebraska can address any concerns you have an answer any questions.
Most pet surgeries require general anesthesia for their own comfort and well-being. If it’s not being used, ask why and discuss the alternative procedure.
Always ask your veterinarian about any possible risks involved with treatment. While every procedure carries potential risks, you should know ahead of time any dangers that may exist and how to prepare for them.
Find out who will monitor your pet before, during and after the surgery. See if you can get frequent updates on his condition.
Most pets have to stay at the vet overnight after surgery. Others may be required to stay a few extra days depending on the seriousness of the condition. Talk to your vet about overnight care and when you can expect your pet to go home.
Find out what the prognosis is of your pet after treatment. For example, the average pet might live a year after the removal of a specific tumor. Other procedures may allow your pet to live a normal and healthy life. Listen closely to the numbers but understand this is just an average and might not pertain to your specific circumstance.
Once the surgery is over, be sure to discuss the plan of treatment for home care. This might include a special diet, medications, and follow-up treatments. Make sure you understand any and all procedures before heading home.
Contact your veterinarian at Urgent Pet Care in Papillion, Nebraska at (402) 597-2911 or our office in Omaha at (402) 991-9444 to get more information on surgical procedures for your pet.
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