Pet Surgical FAQs
We understand that your pet is a member of your family, and the idea of your furry family member having surgery is cause for worry.
Our veterinarian team at Animal Medical Center is here to give your pet the best care possible, and to answer any questions you might have about the procedure. Most pet owners have things they want to know before their pet has surgery of any kind. Here are some of the most common.
Why Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?
Not only will spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litters, it will also give your pet real health benefits. These procedures totally eliminate the chance that your pet will contract some forms of cancer, plus will make other real changes in your pet that result in a healthier animal. Pets that are spayed or neutered live years longer than those that aren't, no matter what breed they are.
What Type of Dental Surgery Do You Do?
For pets with damaged or infected teeth, we will extract the teeth to reduce the amount of pain and chance of infection they may have. In addition, we do total teeth cleaning with pets under anesthesia, to eliminate pain, stress and fear in the animals.
What Kind of Emergency Surgeries Do You Do?
Animals have a wide variety of accidents and emergencies that can call for surgery. They include internal bleeding, birth that won't progress, broken bones, ingested foreign objects, and blockages in the urinary system.
What if Our Pet Needs Surgery After Hours?
Unlike other veterinarian offices that refer patients after hours to other facilities, we're open for emergencies 24 hours a day. Your pet won't have to deal with a new environment on top of the stress of a medical emergency. The very same team that treats your pet during the rest of the year will be caring for it during any surgical procedures.
How Do I Get My Pet Ready for Surgery?
The day before your pet's surgery is crucial for its health and recovery. Avoid letting your dog or cat have food or water for at least 12 hours before the scheduled appointment. Keep it indoors, calm and quiet during the day before, avoiding any type of exertion or stress.
See our Patient Forms for information related to pre-surgical instructions and surgery release authorization.