Questions to Ask Before Your Pet Surgery


Questions to Ask Before Your Pet Surgery

When your four-legged family member needs surgery, whether for a sudden trauma or injury, it could leave you with many questions. At Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale, NY, we understand your concerns, and we are here to help you and your pet. We love pets just like we do with our human family, and we want the very best for your animal. Below are a few questions to ask our veterinarians before a pet surgery takes place.

What is My Pet’s Diagnosis?

It’s crucial to know what your pet’s diagnosis is to make informed decisions about his health. Most often, veterinarians will go over with you about the diagnosis right after it is concluded.

What Are All The Treatment Options?

There may be alternative treatment options that can be tried before your pet would need surgery. But, keep in mind, surgery may be the only option if your pet’s injury or condition is severe. Our vets will inform you why surgery is necessary for your pet’s health.

What Happens During the Surgery?

Our veterinarian will explain to you about what happens during your pet’s scheduled surgery. If you don’t understand the surgery process, we encourage you to ask us for clarification. We are more than happy to explain it to you so that you can understand it.

What is the Post-Op Care?

Knowing what to expect for post-op care ahead of time will help you to be prepared for your pet’s return after surgery. It is vital that you understand the side effects of the medication prescribed if it is provided, activity restrictions, and the signs to look out for from the incision site.

Trust The Compassionate Veterinarians From Central Animal Hospital

At Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale, NY, our entire staff is as passionate about your pet’s health as you are. We have state-of-the-art surgery centers, and you can expect a great outcome for your pet after surgery.

Give us a call at 914-723-1250 if you have any questions about your pet’s surgery or to schedule an appointment for him.