When you bring a pet into your house, you may need to consider surgical procedures to help with their long-term well-being. Our veterinarian in Atlanta offers the care your pet needs. The key is recognizing when to consider surgery for your pet's long-term health.
Reasons Your Pet May Need Pet Surgery
The reasons you pet may need a pet surgery depend on the situation. Generally, we recommend neutering or spaying most pets. Other surgical procedures depend on their health and well-being.
Common reasons for pet surgery include:
- Removing lumps or bumps
- Removing cancer cells
- Removing a foreign object from your pet's body
- Emergency care after an accident
- Dental treatments
In our clinic, we offer treatments to help your pet stay healthy and active. Part of our treatment process is offering the surgical procedures your pet needs to address specific concerns.
Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures
When we recommend a surgical procedure for your pet, we may test your pet for allergies to anesthesia. The reason we test for anesthesia sensitivity and allergies is to prevent your pet from facing unnecessary risks during the surgical procedure.
Anesthesia helps your pet stay asleep during the surgery. It allows us to work on your pet without taking undue risks. The challenge is ensuring that your pet has the appropriate amount of medication to prevent complications. In our clinic, we take measures to keep your pet healthy during the surgery. We also make sure you understand the risks to your pet before the procedure.
Post-Op Care for Pets
Post-operative care for your pet depends on the surgical procedure our veterinarian in Atlanta recommends. In most cases, your pet will show signs of forgetfulness and confusion in relation to your family. Your pet may not seem to recognize you for a few days due to the anesthesia, so expect a change in your pet's behavior. Supervise small children with your pet until the anesthesia no longer causes side effects.
We also recommend that you allow your pet time to recover. Let your pet rest and avoid heavy exercise routines. While you want to ensure that your pet has the right diet and some light exercise, do not encourage running or heavy exercise. Give your pet time to rest and recover from the procedure. We offer recommendations for each procedure based on the situation and the time your pet will need to heal.
Make an Appointment With Our Local Veterinarian Today
Caring for your pet starts with the proper treatment. Part of the process is ensuring that your pet has the right treatment and care. When you need to consider a surgical procedure for a pet, our team has the skills to help with your concerns. To learn more, call (404)252-3587 today.