Questions to Ask Before Your Pet's Surgery

Questions to Ask Before Your Pet's Surgery

Pets need surgery for a variety of reasons, from simply spay and neuter surgeries to trauma repair and other healing procedures. It is important to understand the surgical and recovery process so you know what to expect -- in the hours and days following your pet's return to home, they may need extra help and support from you. Our staff at Firestone Animal Hospital wants to inform Downey residents of the common questions they should ask before a pet surgery.

3 Questions to Ask your Downey Veterinarian Before Pet Surgery

What is this surgery for?

You should understand what the purpose of the surgery is and what benefits your pet will receive from it. Some benefits are obvious -- if your dog has an injury or needs stitches, you know the reason for the repair. For other surgeries, you should understand what is being done and how your pet will benefit before you begin.

How can I prepare for the surgery?

You'll get some specific instructions when you book your surgery, but you should prepare a safe, warm place that is free of distractions for your cat or dog to recover in the first days. Even after the anesthesia wears off, they'll need to rest to get better right away. Reschedule any classes or playdates for now, as roughhousing and play are not ideal for a pet recovering from surgery.

What can I expect after the surgery?

Your Downey vet will let you know what to expect in the immediate aftermath and in the days following the surgery. Your pet will be recovering for a while and you'll get details about wound care, dressing and even what signs of trouble you should watch for. Knowing these facts in advance allows you to best take care of your pet after he has had surgery.

Get Help with Pet Surgery in Downey

Your Downey veterinarian can help outline the procedure and ensure you understand both the operation being performed and the aftercare instructions you'll need to follow. With these directions in hand, you'll be able to support your pet through a speedy recovery and ensure he is back on his feet again in a flash. You can call us at Firestone Animal Hospital at 562-928-1341.

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7539 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, United States

Firestone Office Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday

Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

Firestone Office Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

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