Making Pet Surgery Safe and Stress-Free
Companion Animal Hospital Lake Zurich is dedicated to following the highest safety standards in all areas of practice. With skilled veterinarians and Fear Free Certified Professionals on staff, our goal is to make pet surgery as stress-free as possible for our patients and set reasonable expectations ahead of time to keep our clients informed.
Ensuring the Highest Level of Safety
To make surgery as safe as possible for your pet, there are several things we need to do before, during, and after their procedure.
First, we need to check that your pet is able to metabolize the anesthetic they receive during surgery. A physical exam and blood work can confirm that your pet is healthy, or may show that surgery should be postponed until their health improves.
During surgery, pets receive IV fluids, pain relief medication, and antibiotics as needed to support their bodies and keep them comfortable. A technician monitors all of your pet’s major vitals, including blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and pulse oximetry.
After surgery, all pets are covered in warm blankets and monitored as they awaken from the anesthesia. We happily offer company and comfort to pets during this stage to reduce any stress or confusion they might experience. When your pet is fully awake and able to stand, walk, and eat and drink on their own, we’ll call you. At pick-up, you’ll receive printed instructions to guide you and your pet through their recovery.
Keeping Pain to a Minimum
Along with the pain control your pet receives before and during surgery, they may also go home with oral medication. The less pain your pet has after surgery, the more quickly they can recover. We give pain control based on your pet’s health history, type of surgery, and any medications they’re taking.
Services We Provide
With surgery, we can treat existing problems and even help in preventing future ones. Some of the surgical services we offer include:
- Routine spay and neuter
- Cyst and tumor removal
- Ear, eye, and skin growth removal
- Exploratory surgery
- Injury repair
- Foreign body removal
Call (847) 438-3750 if you have questions about your pet’s recovery or would like to know more about our services. Be sure to schedule an appointment so you can consult with your veterinarian directly about your pet’s needs.