Soft Tissue Surgery in Kirkland, WA
At L & L Animal Urgent Care, we are here to serve you and your furry friends. We realize that it can be stressful when your pet requires medical attention. Our team is experienced and knowledgeable in animal care, so if your pet requires sedated or anesthetized surgery for abscesses, lacerations, bite wounds, or other trauma in Kirkland, WA, you can feel confident that they are in good hands with us.
How We Support You:
- Top Urgent Veterinary Care in Kirkland, WA
- A Compassionate Team
- Experienced and Knowledgeable Surgeons with previous ER heritage.
Is Surgery Risky for My Pet?
As with any procedure, every case is unique. Generally, most pet surgeries are low-risk, however, pet soft tissue surgery always carries some level of concern, ranging from complications to recovery prognosis. Veterinary medicine has progressed considerably, keeping major surgery complications at bay. If your pet needs surgery, we will thoroughly discuss any potential risks with you.
Is Anesthesia Safe for My Pet?
Procedures are much safer with our ability to monitor pets during surgery. We have state-of-the-art monitoring capabilities including in-house pre-operative labwork, to ensure liver and kidney health, continuous ECG, End Tidal CO2, Blood Pressure, SPO2 and Temperature monitoring and IV Fluid Therapy during the procedure for your pets critical vitals.
Will My Animal Be In Pain After Surgery?
While they may not show it in the same ways we do, pets, like humans, experience pain. Pain medications vary based on the type of surgery. Major procedures typically require more pain relief than minor ones. Dogs can take oral anti-inflammatories starting the day after surgery to mitigate discomfort and swelling. We will provide both injectable and oral medication for optimal pain relief.
Cats, depending on stage of life, will need feline specific anti-inflammatories or narcotic pain control.
How Should I Care for My Pet After Surgery?
After your pet has surgery, it’s important to leave the incision alone. Before you leave the office, we will provide clear discharge instructions and all necessary information about your pet’s activity, eating, and rest. We will have e-collars, onesies and bandages to prevent your pet from disturbing the surgical site. Before you walk out the door at L&L Animal Urgent Care, your regular Vet will have already received full and comprehensive exam records and discharge instructions for appropriate follow up care.
At L & L Animal Urgent Care, our goal is always to do what’s best for your pet and your family.