What to Know About Your Cat’s Surgery

Does your cat need surgery? If so, you’re in good hands. Our All About Cats Veterinary team is committed to providing exceptional care to our paw-some patients. From simple procedures to life-saving treatments, we’ll always do everything possible to ensure your feline friend is comfortable and well-taken care of. 

What Are the Most Common Cat Surgeries?

Spaying or neutering your cat is the most common elective surgery today. Other surgical procedures include tooth extractions, fracture repairs, mass or tumor removal, wound management, removing bladder stones, and extracting foreign bodies, to name a few. 

Preparing for Your Cat’s Surgery

Before surgery, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with your trusted team at All About Cats Veterinary Hospital. We will discuss the procedure and what you can expect. We are always happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. 

In preparation for surgery, we will evaluate your cat’s health and conduct pre-surgery lab work and imaging as needed. That allows us to identify any underlying conditions and helps us determine the most appropriate anesthesia and pain management protocols. We can also identify and prepare any supportive measures needed for your feline friend’s safety. 

What Can You Expect?

We will administer general anesthesia tailored to your cat’s needs. We will monitor the vital signs, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygen levels, throughout the procedure. Our experienced veterinarians will perform your furry friend’s surgery with the highest level of skill and expertise. 

After surgery, your furry friend will be transferred to a warm and comfortable recovery area. Our veterinary staff will closely monitor the recovery and provide pain management, as needed, for your cat’s comfort. Depending on the type of surgery, we may need to keep your fur baby for a period of observation. 

How Can You Promote Healing After Surgery? 

Make sure you follow the instructions we provide about caring for your cat after surgery. These include wound care, dietary restrictions, and pain medications. Even if your furry friend resists, you may need to place a collar to prevent licking or biting the surgical site. Our goal is to facilitate a smooth and speedy recovery. 

Your cat will need plenty of rest after surgery. Make sure to prepare a safe, warm, and comfy place away from noise and distractions. Also, keep fresh, clean water readily accessible at all times. 

It’s important to keep climbing posts away because jumping around can strain the incision site, interfering with healing and possibly causing complications. Keep an eye out for signs of infection, including redness, swelling, or discharge. 

Caring for your furry companion after surgery may seem like a daunting task. The good news is most cats heal pretty quickly, and the post-surgery blues will be long forgotten before you know it. Remember, your cat will need plenty of extra love and attention during recovery. Your reassuring presence and gentle demeanor will alleviate stress and promote a sense of security. 

Compassionate Cat Care in Kirkland, WA

If you need advice or have concerns during recovery after surgery, contact our team at All About Cats Veterinary Hospital. We are here to ease any stress and fear associated with surgery for you and your fur-ever friend. You can always count on our team for exceptional care for your cat because, after all, we are all about cats! 

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