Questions to Ask Before Pet Surgery

It’s only natural to be nervous about your pet’s upcoming surgery. Learning more about your pet’s procedure can help put your mind at ease. At Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey, we encourage you to ask questions about our surgical procedures so you can feel confident you’ve made the right decision in your pet’s treatment. Here are some questions you can ask our veterinarian before scheduling surgery for your pet.

Besides surgery, what other treatment options are there for my pet?

If our veterinarian recommends surgery, it’s probably the best option for your pet. However, you should ask if there are other options for treatment. Being aware of all options and the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment helps you make a knowledgeable decision concerning your pet’s treatment.

What are the risks of my pet’s surgical procedure?

Even routine surgeries come with a risk. A good veterinarian will explain the risks and complications that could arise from your pet’s surgery, so you can be prepared for any eventuality.

What does the surgery entail?

Make sure our vet explains what the surgery will entail and how long it will last. If you don’t understand certain aspects of the procedure, ask your vet to explain in terms you understand.

What is the expected prognosis of the surgery?

What outcome does your veterinary specialist expect after surgery? Some surgeries are designed to cure your pet of medical conditions to extend his lifespan. Others will improve his quality of life by reducing painful symptoms. You’ll want to know the expected outcome before putting your pet through a surgical procedure.

What kind of care will your pet need after surgery? 

Your pet will need extra rest and care during his recovery. Our veterinarian will leave you with full instructions on post-op care to include diet, exercise, medications, and physical therapy to restore his health.

Trust Our Veterinary Expert in Downey for Your Pet’s Surgery

From pet allergy treatment to surgical procedures, Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey can meet all your pet care needs. To schedule an appointment for your cat or dog, call us today 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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