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Questions to Ask Your Vet Before Pet Surgery

Ashworth Road Animal Hospital On Questions To Ask Before Your Pet’s Surgery

When your pet needs surgery, you may have many questions about why it is needed and what will happen during the procedure. Here are some of the questions we receive about surgery at Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in West Des Moines, IA.

How Many of These Surgeries Have You Done?

The answer to this question not only tells you about the vet’s skill level, but also whether they have experience dealing with any complications from the surgery.

What Outcome Can Be Expected From the Surgery?

Pet owners should be aware of how well the surgery will work to restore their pet’s health and function, so they will have realistic expectations.

How Will My Pet Be Monitored During Surgery?

Pet owners also want to know if their pets will be monitored carefully during the procedure, for heart rate, breathing and other vital signs.

What Complications Can Occur With This Type of Surgery?

Knowing about any complications that can occur will prepare for any eventuality and will also reassure you that the vet is ready to deal with any problems.

What Care Will My Pet Need After Surgery?

Your vet can also inform you about how long the animal will need to be in the hospital after surgery and what your role will be in post-surgical care at home.

How Will My Pet’s Post-Surgery Pain Be Managed?

Ask your vet what type of pain relievers your pet will be on both at the hospital after surgery and when you bring your pet home.

Make Ashworth Road Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian For Pet Surgery

The veterinarians and staff at Ashworth Road Animal Hospital are committed to quality care for all their patients in West Des Moines, IA and surrounding areas. We offer many services for pets, including wellness care and emergency care.

Call Ashworth Road Animal Hospital today at 515-225-1807 for an appointment to have your pet examined and to learn about surgical procedures we offer.

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