Questions to Ask Before Your Pet Surgery

Pet Surgery

While pet surgery may be scary, there are steps you can take to relax your nerves. One way to prepare for your pet's surgery is by having as much information as possible before the procedure. At Silicon Valley Pet, we have performed numerous pet surgeries, and we are more than happy to answer frequently asked questions by pet parents about surgery. Here are a few common ones we often receive.

Are there other treatment options available other than surgery?

As a pet owner, you should understand the available treatment options before deciding on your pet's surgery. Our veterinarians will discuss any available treatment options, including their pros and cons, giving you a platform for making an informed decision.

What are the complications and risks of pet surgery?

Regardless of how minor it is, every pet surgery has the potential for risks. Our professional veterinarians will explain the potential risks of pet surgery.

What transpires during the pet surgery?

Our veterinarians will explain what will transpire during a pet's surgery. As a pet owner, you might be seeking specific details, but you should also comprehend the general concepts. Our veterinarians may use reference pictures or models to explain things thoroughly.

How will my pet's pain be mitigated?

The type of anesthesia used to control pain during pet surgery will depend on your pet's type of surgery. Minor surgeries might require local anesthesia, but other complicated ones may need general anesthesia. We will test your pet before surgery to ensure there are no risks when using anesthesia.

How long will the pet surgery take?

The duration of the pet surgery is based on the type of surgery. Some surgeries may require a few hours, and others might require the pet to stay overnight. Also, you need to know about the post-recovery timeline and the care you should give your pet.

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If your pet needs surgery, our veterinarians at Silicon Valley Pet will guide you throughout the entire process. We have performed numerous pet surgeries, so you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands.


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