Does Your Cat Need Surgery?
Whether your cat is having a minor operation or undergoing an urgent surgical procedure, the decision for pet surgery shouldn’t be taken lightly. Before opting for surgery, consider your pet’s age, medical history and potential complications the surgery may cause. Discuss treatment options with your veterinarian to ensure surgery is the best one. At Central Texas Cat Hospital in Round Rock, we’ll provide you with the input you need to make a knowledgeable decision and support your choice every step of the way.
Why Would Your Cat Need Surgery?
Your cat may need surgery for a number of reasons. Spaying or neutering to prevent pregnancy requires a surgical operation. Your cat may also need surgery for dental extractions, to repair broken bones or skin lacerations, to remove a foreign object from the body (such as kidney stones), or to repair a diseased joint (orthopedic surgery). Your veterinarian may even suggest exploratory surgery to confirm a specific condition or verify the damage it’s caused. If pet surgery is necessary, your kitty will be in the best of hands at our animal hospital in Round Rock. We’ll make every effort to ensure the surgery is safe, painless, and successful.
Use of Anesthesia
At Central Texas Cat Hospital, we use general anesthesia to keep your pet immobile during a surgical procedure and to ensure he or she feels no discomfort or pain. Anesthesia is administered by professionals and tailored to your cat’s needs for that specific surgical procedure. Before using anesthesia, we’ll give your cat a complete physical exam, review medical history, and take blood tests as precautionary measures to minimize any risks of the anesthesia itself. We’ll also monitor the effects of the anesthesia carefully throughout your pet’s surgery to ensure there are no problems.
At Home Post-Op Care
After a major surgery, cats need time and space to heal. Your pet will need a warm, cozy spot indoors, free of distractions, to rest and recuperate. A dog crate, small bathroom, or laundry room may suffice to restrict your cat’s physical activity during recovery time. Once your cat is ready to go home, we’ll provide you with post-op instructions for nursing him or her back to health. We’ll prescribe medications, if needed, to minimize pain, control inflammation, and speed up recovery. We’ll also schedule follow-up visits to monitor your cat’s recovery progress.
Scheduling Cat Surgery
To schedule cat surgery for your feline companion, contact Central Texas Cat Hospital at (512) 388-1299 today. We’ll make every effort to care for the health and welfare of your pet.