Is Your Dog Getting Surgery?
At Kindred Care Pet Hospital in Richmond, your veterinarian is ready to offer your dog the surgery they need. If your dog is scheduled to have surgery soon, continue reading below to learn more.
Your Dog is in Good Hands
Every day around the world, dogs undergo surgery. They are taken care of just as well as any human would be who is having surgery. Your dog will be carefully attended to by our trained professionals, from the moment you bring your furry friend in, to the moment you bring them home after the surgery.
You will be Given Post-Operative Instructions
When your best friend is ready to come home, you will be given written post-operative instructions to help you care for your dog. If you have any questions while your dog is continuing their recovery at home, please feel free to call us. In addition, you will be given a follow-up appointment so our Richmond veterinarian can ensure that recovery is moving along as it should.
You Can Help Your Dog Prepare
There are some things you can do to help your dog prepare for surgery, too.
- Follow any pre-surgery instructions that your veterinarian gives you, such as limiting food and drink on the day of surgery.
- Continue with regular routines. Your dog thrives on routine. Try to keep things as normal as possible around the home so your dog is relaxed and feels secure.
- Ask about medication. Your veterinarian may ask you to stop giving certain medications before or after the surgery. Make sure the vet knows about all medications that you routinely give your dog and talk to your vet for precise instructions.
- Be calm during the ride. Stay calm while transporting your dog to the vet for surgery. Your dog will pick up any feelings of anxiety or nervousness that you may be experiencing.
Call Kindred Care Pet Hospital Today!
If you have any questions about the surgery process or what to expect after your dog has surgery, please do not hesitate to contact Kindred Care Pet Hospital. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have!