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Talking to Your Veterinarian about Pet Surgery

Pet Surgery

As a caring pet owner, it can be scary when you're dealing with pet surgery. At Best Friends Veterinary Hospital in Crossville, we understand that pet surgery can be a stressful and nerve wracking time for both pets and their owners. Let's talk about some important questions to ask your vet before your pet undergoes a surgical procedure.

Questions to Ask Before Pet Surgery

It's a good idea to write down these questions and any others that you have so you don't forget to bring them up with your vet. You may become forgetful due to the stress of your pet's surgery, and having written reminders of information you need to know can be helpful. Be sure to ask your vet the following questions before the procedure.

  • What are the possible complications? You'll want to be sure you consider the risks and rewards of the surgery.
  • When will the surgery take place? Sometimes, while performing surgery, vets run into unexpected issues and need to consult with the pet's owner in order to make decisions about how to proceed. During the time your pets are undergoing their procedures, you'll want to stay close to your phone.
  • What can I expect after surgery? Your vet will talk to you about what recovery will look like for your pet. Normal recovery and signs that you need to be on the lookout for will both be discussed. It's important that you know the difference between typical recovery and a sign that something is wrong so that you know if your pet needs medical attention.
  • What can my pet have for pain? If your vet is sending you home with pain medication, be sure you know how much/ how often to give the medication.

Call Our Crossville Veterinarian

If you're looking for a qualified vet to perform a surgical procedure for your pet, Best Friends Veterinary Hospital is here to help. Call our conveniently located Crossville office at (931) 459-2006 to schedule an appointment today.

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