We treat our patients with state-of-the-art veterinary surgery procedures. We understand that accidents and illnesses happen in animals and utilize the highest level of medical technology to assist your pet in getting back to health. Our surgeons are very experienced and highly trained, so you can be sure that your pet is in good hands.
We understand that it can be a stressful time when your pet undergoes surgery. You can be sure that we are there for you and your pet every step of the way. While your pet is in surgery, we will keep you updated and will let you know the minute he or she is out of surgery and doing well. It is our goal to make the entire process go smoothly and eliminate any stress or worry you have. If you ever have any questions along the way, never hesitate to call us.
To better assist you with the surgical process, we have put together some FAQ from past pet owners. If you have additional questions after reading these, you are always welcome to contact us.
Are anesthetics safe?
With today’s pre-screening tests, anesthetic monitors as well as medications, surgery is much safer than ever. Here at Camino Seco Clinic, we ensure that your pet is healthy enough for the procedure by performing a physical exam prior to administering any anesthetics. The exact dosage will depend on the type of pet you have.
Should I feed my dog the day of surgery?
It is important that your pet has an empty stomach on the day of surgery. This will reduce the risk of vomiting during and after anesthesia. You will need to withhold their food for at least 8-10 hours prior to surgery. You can make water available for your pet until the morning of surgery.
Will my dog have stitches or sutures after their surgery?
Many surgeries will require your pet to have sutures underneath the skin. These will dissolve on their own and do not need to be removed at a later date. Many dogs and cats will lick excessively or chew around the incision. If there are visible skin sutures or staples, they will need to be removed ten to fourteen days after surgery.
Will my pet be in pain?
We will always try to keep your pet in the least amount of pain as possible. Your pet will also be given pain medication right after surgery. Any animal that appears to be in pain will be given additional pain medication.
Will I have to make any additional decisions?
When your pet is under anesthesia, we are happy to also assist your pet with dentistry work as well as microchipping. If this is something that you are interested in, let us know ahead of time, and we can speak to you about your options.
If you have any questions about our surgical procedures or would like to book an appointment, contact us today at (330) 332-1880.