Pet Surgery for a Better Quality of Life
Nearly every pet will go through surgery at some point in their lives—it is always done to increase their quality of life through correction or prevention of a certain condition. At Bay-Porte Animal Hospital, we dedicate ourselves to making every surgery as safe, effective, and low-stress as possible for you and your pet. We offer the pet community of La Porte both soft tissue and orthopedic pet surgery.
Our Surgical Capabilities
We’re lucky to have a team of veterinarians in-house that are skilled at both soft tissue and orthopedic procedures. Common surgeries we perform include:
- Cranial cruciate ligament repairs
- Patella luxation repairs
- Fracture repairs
For more complex orthopedic procedures, we will refer our patients to a trusted local specialist.
Surgery does not come without its risks, but with our care and expertise, we’re able to minimize those risks for every pet surgery. We take steps similar to those in human medicine including pre-anesthetic blood work, stabilizing your pet with warmed IV fluids, monitoring them with extensive equipment, and assigning a veterinary technician to be with them from start to finish.
Pain Management and Home Care
We give pain medication before, during, and after surgery so your pet is in minimal discomfort. We also may recommend a laser therapy session to reduce pain and swelling and speed up the healing process.
While they’re recovering, your pet should stay in a secure, quiet place (such as their crate) for the first 24 hours after their operation. This allows them to recover completely from the anesthesia. The following week or so, you’ll also need to keep your pet from any rambunctious behavior, which could cause pain or tear their sutures. We’ll give you detailed instructions when you pick your pet up from surgery.
If you have questions or concerns about your pet’s upcoming surgery, or your pet’s recovery process if they’ve recently undergone a procedure, please contact us at (281) 471-6834.