Pet Surgery options available in Windermere, Bay Hill, Doctor Phillips, and more!
No one likes it when their favorite household companion suffers from an injury or illness. Sometimes a disorder can be severe enough to require pet surgery. Luv-N-Care Animal Hospital of Windermere provides high-quality veterinarian services to pet owners living in the Orlando area. We have 25 years of experience and make sure every member of our staff undergoes continuous training on the latest in veterinary surgery techniques.
Getting Ready for Pet Surgery
Remember, surgery is a sterile procedure. Make sure your pet is clean and clipped as needed before bringing it in for surgery. Having them prepped as much as possible beforehand prevents any delays.
It is also not a good idea to feed an animal on the morning of their operation. Dogs and cats lose their ability to swallow while under anesthesia, making it vital that they have an empty stomach. They will not be able to swallow back any vomit that might come back up during the procedure. That puts them in danger of inhaling it into their lungs.
The Day of the Pet Surgery
Be ready to have your pet undergo a workup, including blood tests. They are essential in letting the vet know if there are any other disorders present that might cause complications during surgery. The vet may also administer pain medication or other substance to relax your animal companion before administering anesthesia.
Luv-N-Care understands that certain dogs and cats have special needs when it comes to anesthesia. We make sure to use the proper drugs meant for their specific physiology.
Laser Surgery at Luv-n-Care Animal Hospital of Windermere is performed with the advanced Nova Pulse Surgical Laser. Laser surgery has many benefits, including:
- Less pain
- Less swelling at surgery site
- Less bleeding and quicker recovery from surgery
This makes laser surgery a much safer option for pet surgeries, and some procedures using laser only require local anesthesia – so your pet can be back to their normal self even faster! This is why we incorporate use of the laser in many procedures such as:
- Spay & Neuter
- Feline Declaw
- Eye Surgeries
- Tumor Removals
Contact us today to see if your pet is a candidate for Laser Surgery!
Caring For Pets Post-Surgery
Offer your pet about half their regular portions of food and water two hours after the surgical procedure. Many pets do not want to eat at all the night after having surgery. If this is the case with your pet, make sure they get their normal amount of food and water the next morning.
Stick to the pain medications given to you by the veterinarian. Do NOT substitute human medications as they can be fatal to pets.
Make sure the surgery site is healing properly. You should bring your pet back to Luv-N-Care Animal Hospital if you see signs of swelling, a green or yellow discharge, or if the site appears irritated. Do not put any products on the area not recommended by our staff.
Do you have more questions about pet surgery? Call us today at 407-217-7700.