Pet Surgery

We all want the best for our cute animal companions. That means in the event your pet becomes injured or sick, you will want them to get to Midway Animal Hospital as soon as possible. We have a reputation for excellent pet care services, especially when it comes to surgical pet services.

Which Pet Conditions Require Surgery?

Just like people need various types of surgical services to treat their particular condition, so do pets. Our vast range of surgical procedures and treatment options are your best bet to solving your pet’s malady permanently.

Pet conditions that may require urgent surgery include:

  • Painful bladder stones
  • Injuries from car accidents
  • Severe bite wounds
  • Fighting injuries
  • Some teeth and eye conditions
  • Internal ailments, such as cancer

The sample above is by no means exhaustive. If you suspect your pet may need surgery or diagnoses for treatment options and do not see a procedure listed here, get in contact with Midway Animal Hospital in Largo FL and learn how best we could assist you.

Importance of Anesthesia in Pet Surgery

We might need to put your pet under anesthesia to carry out some veterinary surgical procedures. This is essential because their level of consciousness needs to be controlled to avoid pain and unexpected movements.

If you have ever been in surgery, you likely were anxious about going under anesthesia yourself. It is understandable to worry about your pet being anesthetized too. However, anesthesia for animals is now safer than it has ever been, and with our expert veterinarians, your pet’s risk is very minor.

Your pet will receive care and monitoring when under anesthesia just as you would when undergoing surgery. That includes all the medications necessary to support your pet’s blood pressure and circulation and oxygen delivery into their lungs. Our experts will also monitor your pet’s temperature and avail warming blankets to prevent low body temperature (Hypothermia).

Post-Op Home Care and Medications for Pets

Post-op discomfort is just as common in pets as in people. The most regularly prescribed post-op medications include antibiotics to prevent infections and pain medication to alleviate discomfort after surgery.

Not all surgeries will call for post-op antibiotics. Our veterinarian will examine the severity of your pet’s surgery procedure and skip prescribing antibiotics if the surgery was simple and short as there is little risk of infections. However, veterinarians should always prescribe pain medications, especially for high-energy pets that may require sedation to help them rest.

When it comes to post-op home care, it is always essential to talk to a qualified veterinarian before using home remedies. There are hordes of home remedies online and elsewhere. Check with your pet’s veterinarian before adopting them to be sure they do not affect your pet’s recovery.