What Surgery Entails at Our Practice
At Northside Paws Veterinary Care safety is our priority during any surgery. Before the procedure, we’ll assess your cat or dog’s health and build an individualized surgery plan. This will include the type of surgery your pet will receive, which medications they’ll take, and what their before– and after–care routine looks like.
We recommend that each pet undergo lab work before surgery. This can help us pinpoint any issues that might require us to alter your pet’s anesthetic care.
Each pet will receive a catheter, a warming table, and advanced monitoring equipment during the surgery. An anesthetic nurse will monitor your furry family member before, during, and after the procedure.
What to Expect on Surgery Day
Before your pet’s big day, we’ll provide you with a pre-anesthesia kit to pick up at our office. This kit typically includes anti-anxiety medication, anti-nausea medication, and instructions on preparing your pet for a comfortable and safe surgery. Most pets will need to fast the night before they come in for their procedure.
On the day of your pet’s surgery appointment, you’ll bring them by in the morning and pick them up in the evening. Since we know you’ll be thinking of your fur baby all day long, we’ll make sure to update you on how your pet is doing and notify you when they’re in recovery.
When you pick up your precious—and probably super sleepy—pet, you’ll receive aftercare instructions, prescription medications, and a pain management plan. Please feel free to ask us any questions you have about aftercare. If something comes up once you get home, you can always contact us.
You can rest assured we will treat your pet like one of our own—they’ll be in the most loving, caring, and experienced hands.