Pet Surgery From Our Bossier City Veterinarian
At Viking Drive Veterinary Hospital, our Bossier City veterinarian is happy to offer the services your pet needs to lead a happier and healthier life. In addition to our preventative and routine wellness services, our veterinarian is also able to offer many different types of pet surgery here in our office. Using our state-of-the-art facilities and surgical technology, we're able to provide your pet with the quality care he or she needs in a welcoming and stress-free environment.
There are many reasons as to why your pet may need surgery. One of the most common types of surgery we perform in our office, for example, is that of spay/neuter. This procedure is recommended for most pets as a means of preventing unwanted litters and protecting a pet's reproductive health. We also perform soft tissue surgeries, including tumor/mass removal, here in our office.
Understanding the Importance of Anesthesia
Any time we perform pet surgery, we place the pet under anesthesia for a number of reasons. For starters, anesthesia ensures that your pet is not awake or conscious for any of the procedure. This of course prevents unnecessary pain and discomfort, but also helps to avoid stress and anxiety for your pet while allowing our surgical staff to do what they need to do without distraction.
Before placing a pet under anesthesia, we take many precautions to ensure their safety. This includes pre-surgical blood work in the weeks leading up to a pet's procedure, which helps us determine how much anesthesia drug the pet will need. During and after surgery, a pet's vital signs are carefully monitored by our team as well.
Caring for Your Pet After Surgery
After your pet is discharged from our animal hospital, there are some steps you will want to take at home to promote a healthy and quick recovery for your pet. Our veterinarian will provide you with some specific instructions for aftercare and recovery, but in general, you'll want to keep a close eye on your pet for any signs of adverse reaction. You should also make sure your pet isn't biting, chewing, or scratching at the incision site. If your pet has been prescribed painkillers or any other type of medication, our veterinary team will also show you how to properly administer these to your pet as needed.
Request an Appointment With Our Bossier City Vet Today
If you have any questions about our pet surgical services, or if you'd like to find out more about Viking Drive Veterinary Hospital, we encourage you to contact our Bossier City vet today. You can reach us during our regular office hours at (318) 747-9150.