Learning that your pet needs to undergo surgery can be scary for many pet owners. At Bixby Animal Clinic in Long Beach, CA, we strive to help our pet owners understand the risks and benefits of pet surgery and walk you through every step of the process. Whether you're interested in spay and neuter surgery or need to get your pet urgent care, our animal hospital will be here to answer any questions you might have.
What Is Pet Surgery?
Pet surgery is any type of procedure that requires general anesthesia and the use of medical instruments. There are many reasons why pet parents may need to have their pet undergo surgery, including:
- Spay and neuter surgeries: Spay and neuter procedures help reduce the number of homeless animals in an area and helps prevent certain health problems in pets.
- Urgent care: If your pet needs urgent care for injuries sustained in a car accident or other trauma, pet surgery may be necessary.
How Can a Veterinarian Help?
At Bixby Animal Clinic, we understand that the decision to put your pet under anesthesia can be difficult. That's why our team of veterinarians will take the time to explain each procedure and its risks and benefits, so you can make an informed decision about what is best for your pet. We'll also provide instructions on how to care for your pet after surgery, including wound care, pain management, special diets, and more.
Are There Risks Associated with Pet Surgery?
Yes, as with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with pet surgery. It is important to discuss these risks with a veterinarian on our team before proceeding so you know what to expect. Some of the most common risks include infection, bleeding, and reactions to anesthesia. Our veterinarians will closely monitor your pet during the entire procedure and will take every precaution necessary to help ensure your pet’s safety and wellbeing.
It can be important to get a pet wellness exam in order to help determine if there any health conditions that may interfere with pet surgery. It is also generally recommended that you bring your pet in for routine pet wellness exams so health conditions can be caught early.
Schedule Your Pet Exam and Consultation Today in Long Beach, CA
With our facility and team of professionals, you can trust us to give your furry friend the care he needs during his time with us. Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment. Call us at (562) 426-4066 for Bixby Animal Clinic. Our animal hospital is here to help.