Orthopedic surgery is available for your pet, here is what you need to know
Pets can be very stoic when it comes to pain. They hide it well. It’s only when it becomes too much for them, that you’ll know. And depending on the source of your pet’s pain, there could be a possibility of surgery. With surgery, comes questions. Getting answers to those questions can be crucial in giving the green light on surgery. Dr. Jaleesa Harper, who has been with the Green Bay and Allouez Animal Hospital since November 2020 doing orthopedic surgeries, sat down to answer those questions.
What signs will your pet give indicating a need to be evaluated?
What happens at the evaluation?
What happens with your pet during surgery?
What are some complications that could happen?
What happens after your pet is out of surgery?
What to prepare at home when your pet is at home?
What are some reasons owners elect not to pursue orthopedic surgery for their pet?
One of the main stopping points for pet owners to hesitate on orthopedic surgery for their pets is COST, that it is too expensive. But, what will you need to do for your pet if surgery is not done?
The cost of these alone will add up quickly over time. The benefits to your pet FAR outweigh this cost, especially in a younger dog, but even in middle to older age dogs. Orthopedic surgery allows your dog to get back to as close to normal. When there are little or no complications, your pet can have a 90-95% return to full function and that is priceless. Can you put a price on your pet’s pain and their daily function?
Contact us at GBAAH if you have any further questions or feel your pet may need to be evaluated.