It's natural for you to worry when your dear pet has to undergo surgery. There are many risks associated and recovery can be a long process if it's a more invasive operation. At York Mills Animal Hospital, we are fully equipped with the most up-to-date equipment to treat ill or injured pets so we can help optimize the experience. Our surgical suite also allows us to perform a full range of elective and emergency surgical procedures. To learn more, call us at 416-444-7387.
How can I prepare my pet for surgery?
Your veterinarian will give you specific instructions to follow prior to the surgery. Depending on the surgical procedure, the pre-surgical information might be different. However, in most cases, you will be asked not to feed your pet any food or water after a certain time the night before. If your dog is on medication, consult with your veterinarian to check if you should withhold the medication until after the procedure.
What is aftercare like?
Surgery can be a stressful time for both you and your furry companion alike but knowing how to care for your pet properly after surgery is very important to help your pet get back to their normal, everyday lifestyle. No matter what type of surgery your pet receives, your veterinarian will provide you with clear instructions for the next few weeks. Nonetheless, here are a few basic tips to follow:
- Feed your pet half their usual meal the same day your pet is discharged
- Give medications in a timely manner
- Keep your pet comfortable and restrict their movement
- Monitor the incision site
- Call us immediately if you have any questions or concerns