Getting the news that your pet requires surgery can be scary. Whether your pet has been diagnosed with a serious illness and requires life-saving surgery or your pet needs to be neutered, you may have some fears about the upcoming surgery.
Animal Clinic of Arlington in Arlington, TX, knows your pet is part of the family, and that's why we consider your pet part of our family, too. A veterinarian may be able to provide answers to your questions about your pet's surgery.
Your Pet's Safety in Mind
While surgery always comes with some level of risk, it is important to choose a veterinarian who understands your concerns. A good vet will answer your questions about anesthesia, medication, and the surgical procedure itself. Additionally, your vet will perform some diagnostic tests ahead of time to ensure your pet can safely undergo surgery.
Many surgical procedures are routine, performed every day by experienced vets. Spay and neuter surgeries are one example. These operations are fast and highly effective. Your pet will only be operated on for a few minutes.
Biopsies and tumor removals are also standard procedures. Additionally, dental cleanings are considered surgery in the veterinary world. During the procedure, your pet will be under anesthesia. These surgeries have very little risk, but they may still be worrisome to a pet owner.
Emergency surgery may save your pet's life. Often, emergency surgeries are those during which the pet is brought in under life-or-death circumstances. For example, a pet may have been hit by a car or broken a bone that requires surgery to fix. No matter the emergency, your pet is in good hands at our veterinary clinic.
After surgery, your pet may need some additional care. This can involve dietary restrictions, special medication, and physical therapy. Your pet may need special monitoring in addition to antibiotics and pain medications. We ensure your pet is recovering steadily before we release them from treatment.
Schedule Your Pet's Surgery Today
Animal Clinic of Arlington in Arlington, TX, provides vet care with compassion. If you think your pet may need surgery, whether it is routine or more serious, call our office today at (817) 460-6622. We will schedule your pet for an appointment and determine if surgery should be part of the treatment plan.