Cat and Dog Surgery in Maurice, LA: Our Caring, Comprehensive Service
We work to make pets safe, comfortable and cared for as we perform a wide range of dog and cat surgeries at our animal hospital in Maurice, LA. When you schedule cat or dog surgery, your four-legged friend will be closely watched throughout their time with us. Our advanced monitoring equipment keeps close tabs on your pet in addition to a caring staff. As they awaken from sedation, we keep them warm and continue to keep a close eye on their comfort. When it's time to pick your pet up, we'll give you after-care instructions and any medications to make for a speedy recovery.
Cat and Dog Surgeries We Perform in Maurice, LA
We're prepared to perform a wide range of cat and dog surgeries, including soft-tissue and orthopedic. As a mixed animal practice, our veterinarians can perform spay or neuter surgery on your cat or dog in addition to joint repair on horses or cattle. Regardless of whether we're seeing your pet or large animal, rest assured that we take extensive measures to avoid any complications.
General surgeries we perform include:
- Bone fracture repair
- Joint repair
Our Animal Hospital's Advice on At-Home Care
The moment your pet awakens from anesthesia, we'll promptly call you to let you know how your loved one is doing and set a pick-up time. Before you bring your pet home, we'll make sure you have any prescriptions, including pain medicine or antibiotics, and that you know how to administer them. Never hesitate to call us at (337) 385-2030 if you have any questions or concerns about how your pet is recovering at home.
Things to keep in mind after you bring your dog or cat home from surgery:
Rest is Best
Give your pet a quiet, comfortable place to rest for at least 24 hours.
Check for Infections
Check their incisions daily and watch for signs of infection, like unusual swelling, redness, or discharge.
Any Issues? Call us ASAP
Call us immediately at (337) 385-2030 if your pet's sutures appear unattached.
No Baths for a Bit
Refrain from giving your pet a bath for at least 10 days or until we check their sutures.
Take It Easy
Try to keep your pet from running or jumping for at least two weeks.
No Licks and Chews
Keep your pet from licking or chewing their incisions. If distraction methods do not work, they may need a medical collar.
We Use a Board-Certified Traveling Surgeon!
While our highly skilled veterinarians in Maurice, LA, have extensive experience in a wide range of dog and cat surgeries, complex orthopedic cases sometimes need the help of a specialist. If your pet has experienced a severe bone fracture, we have the expertise of a surgeon certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) at our disposal. A board-certified traveling surgeon has gone through additional training, including residency, and testing to become an expert in their surgical specialty.
Contact us with any questions or about how we keep pets safe and cared for during any dog or cat surgery with us.