Your vet says your fur kid needs surgery! Does that make you nervous? That’s OK, you’re not alone.
Whether it’s a routine dental cleaning, spay/neuter, or something more complex like tumor removal or exploratory surgery, there are some steps you can take to better prepare yourself and your animal companion for the big day.
Surgery in any sense can be difficult, whether it’s on your pet, yourself, or another person, and can cause a lot of stress. To help alleviate some of that stress, here are a few things to discuss with your vet prior to deciding on surgery:
Once you’ve gone through all of these items and you have a good idea of what to expect with this surgery, you will have to do some preparation with your pet prior to the surgery.
Preparing for surgery
The day of surgery
What to expect at the clinic
There are a few additional steps you can take to make sure your pet’s recovery is as easy on them (and you!) as possible, including: