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Questions to Ask Before Pet Surgery

Being told your furry friend needs surgery can be frightening, even if it's a minor surgery like spaying or neutering. However, you can make the surgery process less stressful by knowing what it entails. Are you nervous about pet surgery in Mission Hills, CA? Worry not. At Granada Veterinary Clinic, we will answer all your questions before the surgery to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. That said, let's look at potential questions you should ask your vet before the surgery.

What's my pet diagnosis?

Always ask your vet the specific name of the diagnosis. Even if you don't understand the name of the diagnosis, write it down and ask about all the diagnosis’s implications.

What are the treatment options?

Your vet should discuss all the treatment options and their cons and pros with you before deciding on surgery. It will help you make an informed decision as to whether or not surgery is necessary.

What are the risks of pet surgery?

Every surgery, whether minor or significant, has potential risks involved. Inquiring about the complications and risks can be an uncomfortable conversation, but it's worth it.

How do I prepare my pet for surgery?

Many surgeries require that your pet fasts the night before the procedure. Vets may also recommend a bath and no exercise. Your pet should also be up-to-date with vaccinations.

What happens after the surgery?

Our vet will explain how to take care of your pet at home after surgery. We may recommend medications, a special diet, wound care, or physical therapy. The instructions will help your pet have a smooth recovery.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Mission Hills, CA

If your pet is suffering from a condition requiring surgery, please get in touch with Granada Veterinary Clinic today. Our veterinarian will examine your pet to determine the need for surgery and advice accordingly. Call us at (818) 361-0125 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.

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