Why Pet Surgery is Important for Our Patients
Now more than ever, pets have access to a large spectrum of sophisticated surgical services to improve their quality of life and help them live longer. We want our companions to stay healthy and spend more time with us, and surgery can play a big role in making that possible. At Companion Animal Hospital of Norridge, our veterinarians are skilled in performing not only standard soft tissue procedures, but also basic orthopedics and exploratory surgeries.
Our pet surgery capabilities allow us to treat dogs and cats for all kinds of conditions, and to do so safely. We follow detailed pain management and monitoring protocols to make sure that every pet is comfortable during their surgery.
Services Provided by Our Dedicated Professionals
We aim to meet your pet’s needs in any every possible way by offering a variety of services out of our surgical suite. These include but are not limited to:
- Spays and neuters
- Abdominal exploratory procedures
- Ear, eye and skin tumor removals
- Bladder stone removals (cystotomy)
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repair
- Foreign body removals
- Dental extractions
- ...and more
How We Lower Safety Risks
Like human surgery, every pet surgery has its risks. Our goal is to minimize these risks with thorough preparation and careful monitoring for the duration of the procedure:
- We conduct a pre-surgical exam and possible blood work (depending on your pet’s health history) to make sure their organs are functioning normally.
- Next, we measure out the appropriate anesthetic and analgesics (pain relief medications) based on your pet’s weight, health, and medical history.
- We place an IV catheter to give fluids and support blood pressure.
- One of our technicians assists the veterinarian during surgery, monitoring vital signs and adjusting anesthesia levels as needed.
Companion was willing to provide emergency services for my beloved little Gordon with fifteen minutes notice after he was attacked by a pit bull. He was seen promptly and went into surgery to repair his injuries almost immediately. The office staff was compassionate and kind. When he licked out his stitches five days later, Companion again saw him promptly. I truly appreciate the care they took of my dog.
Our hospital can provide various pain control options to help your pet recover more quickly from their surgery. From injectable medication to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, we will evaluate your pet’s medical history and current prescription use to make sure that whatever we choose will be safe for them. Furthermore, if your pet begins to show signs of pain while recovering at home, let us know so we can provide additional pain relief.
Pain can hinder progress for a pet recovering from surgery. To discuss pain management with us further or schedule a post-surgery follow-up visit, call (708) 457-0066 today.