As a pet owner, getting the news that your pet is scheduled for surgery can give you a difficult and stressful experience. You fear losing your pet or get concerned that the animal might go through a lot of pain. The good news is that pet surgery doesn’t have to be a scary experience.
At Coastal Animal Hospital, we strive to ensure that our patients are comfortable and that the surgery won't negatively impact their health. We can also make sure that you, as the pet owner, understand that the surgery is in your animal's best interest. Contact us today for pet surgery in Kitty Hawk, NC, and Buxton, NC. Read on to learn more about pet surgery.
What Is Pet Surgery?
Pet surgery is a procedure or operation performed on your furry companion by a veterinary surgeon to improve its health. At Coastal Animal Hospital, we offer various types of pet surgeries, including:
- Dental surgery
- Elective procedures such as spaying and neutering of dogs and cats
- Wound care
- Tumor and growth extraction procedures, etc.
Are Pet Surgeries Risky?
Contrary to what many pet owners think, most pet surgeries performed are not high risk and we wouldn’t recommend surgery if it wouldn’t ultimately be better for you or your pet. Before undertaking elective procedures, like spaying and neutering, the pet surgeon will examine the animal to ensure that he is healthy to reduce the chances of post-surgery complications.
Deciding whether to Proceed with Pet Surgery
A veterinarian on our team will help assess your pet's health and to understand whether undertaking the surgery will improve the animal's health or will be better for him or you in the long run.
The primary factors to consider during the pet assessment include:
- The pet's age and health status
- Potential health risks if the surgery isn't performed
- The potential risks of undertaking the surgery
- Recovery period and post-surgery treatment costs
A veterinarian on our team will take you through the process to guide your decision. We can also take you through our surgical sites to see our surgical equipment so that you better understand what your pet will go through.
Get a Pet Exam from a Pet Surgeon on Our Veterinary Team
At Coastal Animal Hospital, we can provide surgical, medical, and dental care to our furry patients in (252) 261-3960 Kitty Hawk, NC, and (252) 995-3960 Buxton, NC, and its surroundings. Our team has solutions to your pet needs. Contact us to book an appointment with a veterinarian on our veterinary team.