Learning that your pet needs to have surgery is a big fear for many pet owners. Here at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, we know how nerve-wracking it can be to wait for your pet's surgery to be over, and we encourage pet owners to ask questions beforehand to put their minds at ease. Here are a few things you may want to ask our Summerfield veterinarians before pet surgery.
What Is the Reason for Pet Surgery?
Be sure that you understand why your pet needs to have surgery. You may want to ask the vet to write down your pet's diagnosis so you can do your own research on it.
What Is the Most Likely Outcome of This Surgery?
It's important to know what your pet's prognosis will be after the surgery is over. Ask the vet to fill you in on possible best-case and worst-case scenarios.
How Will the Surgery Be Performed?
It's your right to know what kind of tools or technology the vet will use to perform surgery on your pet. For instance, do they need to bring in special equipment, or do they have everything they need to complete the surgery in-house?
How Will You Manage My Pet's Pain?
Pets can't talk, so it's important to take active measures to manage their pain during and after surgery. A good vet will be happy to explain how they will keep your pet as comfortable as possible during and after the procedure.
What Post-Surgical Care Is Required for My Pet?
Will your pet require any special care after their surgery, or even an overnight stay at the animal hospital? It's important to know this ahead of time so you can help your pet recover well.
Choose an Experienced Summerfield Veterinarian for Your Pet's Surgery
Your pet is in good hands at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt. Our experienced team of veterinarians can help put your mind at ease while providing expert and up-to-date care for your pet in Summerfield. You can reach us for an appointment at 336-643-2229.