We know what comes to a pet owner’s mind when they hear “surgery”: sharp instruments, surgical masks and an overwhelming concern for your companion’s well-being. If there’s one thing we have in common, it’s that your pet is a priority. Not just when they are in our care but when we send them home with you post-operation. When discussing your pet’s needs, we answer any questions you may have regarding the surgery and thoroughly explain what to expect afterwards. We invite you to book an appointment by calling 403.982.8387 to learn more about the best medical procedure for your pet.
What kind of surgeries do you perform at your hospital?
Our veterinarians perform many surgeries, including:
We prepare you and your pet for this transformative process, before, during and after surgery. We start by doing pre-anesthetic bloodwork to check for underlying medical problems and to determine if they are fit for anesthesia. We follow-up by tracking their recovery and providing physiotherapy to advance their healing.
How do you help pets with their surgeries?
Before any surgery begins, we do lots of tests. A pre-surgical examination lets us know your pet’s health and what surgeries are suitable for them to undergo. Pre-anesthetic bloodwork is just one of the tests we administer. The more we know prior, the less risks we can encounter. If your pet is feeling nervous, we provide a sedative to relax them before administering anesthetic drugs. When it’s all over, we provide rehabilitation services, tips to make them comfortable at home and, depending on the procedure, give you oral pain medication with instructions on how to serve them.
How do we prepare our pet for surgery?
Staying calm would be the best thing to do. Sometimes our furry friends can read our mood and they will need their owners to help them relax. Depending on the procedure, they may need to fast 6-18 hours prior to the operation or take medication that will clean out their system. It’s also important to prepare your home so when you and your pet return, the space is already arranged for their recovery. This could mean softening their bed and shaping it in a way that prevents them from rolling too much. You will need to keep an eye on them to ensure they do not lick, scratch or irritate their wounds by trying to climb furniture or stairs. If they need to spend the night with us for observation, we suggest bringing their favourite objects from home to comfort them.