Pet surgery in Wooster, OH
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We realize that surgery may be a source of worry for you and your family. That is why it’s critical to put your faith in the hands of those who will care for your pet. Our skilled veterinarians and employees make it a priority to focus on pain management, patient safety, and utilize cutting-edge surgical techniques to ensure that your pet receives great veterinary treatment.
How we handle surgical procedures at Ark Veterinary Hospital:
Before, during, and after surgery, our staff will work with you to address any concerns or questions you may have regarding the surgical procedure, anesthesia, or post-operative care. To summarize: we don’t take shortcuts, and we won’t cut corners when it comes to taking the best care of your pet when they’re here for an operation.
What surgical options does Ark Veterinary Hospital offer?
Our veterinarians can perform many different surgeries, including:
- Spays and neuters
- Bladder stone removals (cystotomies)
- Tumor removals
- Foreign body removals
- Skin growth removals
Additionally, we can enlist the services of a traveling surgeon who can perform various orthopedic surgeries, including fracture repairs and ACL repairs.
How safe is my pet during surgery?
We always put our pet’s safety first at our animal hospital. To maintain patient safety and minimize pain, we follow these procedures for each operation:
- First, a pre-anesthetic evaluation and a blood test to measure organ function were performed.
- Select the appropriate anesthetic for your pet’s unique requirements.
- ECG, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and much more monitoring during the operation.
- A competent veterinary technician will monitor each animal regularly.
- We provide pain medication before, during, and after your pet’s operation.
- Warm blankets are used to keep pets comfy throughout their recovery.
How can I help my pet heal after surgery?
As a dog or cat recuperates from surgery, there are several things to remember. The most important thing is to keep them calm and confined so they don’t overexert themselves. Your veterinarian will provide you with information on how long the healing process will take and what to anticipate during your pet’s recovery.
Here are some helpful hints to speed up your pet’s recovery:
- Until their stitches have come out, they won’t be able to take a bath or swim.
- Check your pet’s incision every day for redness, swelling, discharge, hardening, and odor.
- While their incision heals, try to keep your pet from running and leaping.
- To protect the incision and avoid licking and scratching, dress your pet in an e-collar, a cloud collar, or a onesie T-shirt.
If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s condition, don’t hesitate to contact us.