Your Veterinarian in Gardner Offers Pet Surgery Services
If you’re looking for a Gardner Veterinarian, Oakbrook Animal Hospital is a full service pet care clinic staffed with highly skilled and knowledgeable group of veterinarians and experienced pet care professionals. They have been proudly serving the Gardner, Edgerton, Olathe, Springhill and surrounding communities with high quality pet care services and treatments for more than two decades. Whether you’re coming in for a routine wellness check, a diagnostic exam or for emergency services, our hospital is well-prepared with the state-of-the-art equipment and tools to ensure that your pets get the proper care they need when they need it. We pride ourselves on treating every pet that comes through our doors as if they are beloved members of your family and we always do our best to treat them accordingly with the love and respect they deserve.
Why Your Pet Might Need Surgery
The most common reasons that we perform surgery on puppies and kittens is because they need to be spayed or neutered. These are routine procedures and they are important because they help to maintain the health and longevity of your pet. Spaying and neutering in both cats and dogs contributes greatly to the prevention of infections, tumors, cancer and other health-threatening conditions. Having your pet spayed or neutered helps to curb behavioral issues and to control the pet homelessness epidemic in the U.S.
In addition to the Spay and Neuter services, we also have a range of other surgeries that we provide for pets, depending on their specific diagnosis.
Treatment Options For Diagnoses
The type of treatment and/or surgery we recommend is always going to depend on your pet’s particular circumstances. Our assessment of what’s necessary begins with a thorough exam followed by a consideration of your pet’s breed, age, physical condition and a review of their medical history. We use these factors to determine a diagnosis that, consequently, informs our suggestions for the course of treatment. The surgical treatment options that we currently offer include:
• Laser Therapy
• Ophthalmic Surgery
• Orthopedic Surgery
• General Surgery
The Importance of Anesthesia During Surgery
Unlike humans, pets can’t necessarily follow directions on the spot, especially when they’re in an unfamiliar or uncomfortable situation. So, even in minor operations when things like closing a wound or removing a small growth is necessary, local anesthesia would be important to help stabilize a fearful pet that might otherwise wriggle around and cause harm to himself or the operating vet. For more involved or major operations, pets are typically sedated using general anesthesia for the entire procedure. In both instances, with both local anesthesia and sedation, one of the biggest reasons for using it is to help ease any pain and discomfort that your pet may experience during and after the surgery.
What At-Home Treatment is Best for Post-Op Care
If your pet has been anesthetized for a surgical procedure, it’s possible that he may be feeling the effects of the medication for days afterwards. You may notice several behavioral changes in your pet such as irritability, lethargy or lack of appetite. Post-surgery effects will vary from pet to pet depending on their breed or age, but any changes or discomfort they experience should begin to subside within a few days. As far as caring for your pet after surgery, the number one thing is to monitor them closely for signs of symptoms getting worse, rather than improving, after a few days. Also, most pets tend to have trouble regulating their body temperature after surgery, so make sure to keep your pet warm or, if you have a cold weather breed, try to keep him cool as necessary. Ultimately, one of the best things you can do to care for your pets after they’ve had a surgical procedure is to give them plenty of TLC.
Learn More About our Pet Surgery
Still wondering if your pet needs surgery? Contact us today at 913-884-8778 to learn more about our procedures we offer, Our staff is here to help!