Cat and Dog Surgery in Covington, GA
Your pet will have at least one surgery in their lifetime, and that’s typically their spay/neuter procedure. But we can also provide other surgeries if needed to treat or prevent health problems. At Hometown Vets, we offer surgery to treat injuries, remove tumors and foreign bodies, and correct minor issues of the ears and eyes. No matter what type of surgery we perform on any given day, our team always follows the most advanced guidelines to ensure your pet’s health and safety.
Making cat and dog surgery a stress-free process for our patients and clients is also important to us. You can be assured that every precaution will be taken to make your pet’s procedure as comfortable and low-risk as possible.
The Keys to Making Pet Surgery Safer
Surgery for dogs and cats is safer than it has ever been. Of course, there are still risks, similar to the risks humans face in surgery. We aim to lower surgery risks for our patients by:
- Conducting a pre-anesthetic exam and blood work so we know your pet is in good health prior to surgery
- Administering anesthesia according to your pet’s weight, age, and health history
- Providing constant monitoring with a technician at your pet’s side and advanced monitoring equipment
- Maintaining your pet’s body temperature with warm blankets to prevent hypothermia
- Administering the necessary antibiotics and pain management before, during, and after the surgery
Cat and Dog Surgeries We Perform in Covington
Dr. Doss and her team can perform a variety of soft tissue surgeries, including:
- Spays and neuters
- Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
- Tumor removal
- Skin growth removal
- Exploratory surgery
- Bloat surgery
- Wound cleaning and repair
What to Expect After Your Pet’s Surgery
Our goal is to keep your pet’s pain to an absolute minimum after their surgery. Expect that they will feel some discomfort, but with oral medication prescribed by your vet they should be able to recover comfortably.
We highly recommend keeping your pet relatively confined for up to a week, and taking them outside only for potty breaks (and keeping them leashed). Check your pet’s incision daily for discoloration, swelling, hardening of the skin, odor, or ripped stitches. If you see anything unusual, call us right away at (770) 728-4302.