Pet Surgery

Fleur Pet Hospital Offers Pet Surgery For Des Moines, IA

Occasionally, pets require surgery, either to ensure they continue enjoy good health or to deal with some underlying veterinary disorder. Your veterinarian has the training and experience to ensure that your pet does well throughout the procedure. 
At Fleur Pet Hospital in Des Moines, IA, we provide compassionate care for our patients throughout the surgical and recovery process.


Common Surgical Procedures for Pets

Your veterinarians routinely perform a wide range of procedures. Spay and neutering, to prevent unwanted litters, is one of the most common. However, the vet can also perform procedures to correct problems of the eyes and ears, removal of blockages from the intestines and surgeries on the urinary system. Dental surgery is common, particularly in older animals. A vet may also do orthopedic surgeries to the joints and spine to treat arthritis or injuries. Removal of growths is also a common procedure.

What Happens During Pet Surgery?

Generally, the veterinarian will administer blood tests to determine the general condition of the animal, which can impact their ability to withstand surgery. If the tests are good, the surgeon will then schedule the surgery. Your pet will be put under a general anesthetic. During the surgery, the animal will be carefully monitored for heart rate and breathing. After surgery, the animal is taken to a recovery area, where it is monitored until it is awake.

Pet Owners Play An Important Role in Recovery After Pet Surgery

After surgery, your pet will be monitored to allow the effects of anesthesia to wear off and to ensure that the incision area is properly closed. You will be advised to keep the animal quiet for a period of time to allow residual effects to wear off and to facilitate healing. The veterinarian will provide detailed instructions about wound care, feeding, exercise and medication. You will probably also be given an appointment for follow-up visits to check the incision. Following your vet’s instructions carefully will help your pet to heal quickly, so he or she can get back to normal activities as soon as possible.

Make Fleur Pet Hospital Your Veterinarian in Des Moines

Dr. Williams and the team at Fleur Pet Hospital are committed to providing individualized care for each of our patients in Des Moines, IA and nearby areas. At our animal hospital, we offer a range of veterinary services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, dental care, preventative care, diagnostics, doggy daycare and housecalls. 

Call Fleur Pet Hospital today at (515) 285-1297, or use our online form, to make an appointment to have your pet examined and to learn about the pet surgery procedures we offer.


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