At Heart of Florida Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer laser surgical options to our patients. This advanced surgical technology offers several advantages, including a reduction in pain, recovery time, and infection risk. Using this technique, we remove the need for a stainless steel scalpel, creating an entirely new way of addressing many of the most common procedures. Examples include everything from minor cyst, tumor, and wart removal to spays/neuters, declaws, and more. Here’s what you can expect from your pet’s surgical procedure:
Laser Surgery for Pets in Haines City, Florida
If you have ever cared for a pet after surgery, you know how painful it can be in the days and weeks following a procedure. If this is your first time caring for a pet after laser surgery, however, be prepared for an entirely different experience. With laser surgery, your pet will enjoy the following advantages:
- Less swelling
- Less bleeding
- Less discomfort
- Faster recovery
- Reduced risk of infection
There are some similarities, of course. For example, it’s imperative that you prevent your pet from licking or otherwise disturbing the area of the incision. You should also pay very close attention to your veterinarian’s discharge instructions. If cage rest or a certain diet are recommended, be sure to follow those directions as closely as possible.
Signs to watch for include:
- Unexpected vomiting or diarrhea, or trouble going to the bathroom
- Lack of appetite or refusing to drink water
- Panting, restlessness, agitation
- Unexpected swelling, oozing, or odor around the surgical site
- Generally odd behavior
Any of these signs can be cause for concern, and they warrant a quick trip back to our office to ensure that your pet is recovering normally. Of course, a lot can also be said for “going with your gut”. Nobody knows your pet like you do, and if intuition tells you that something might be wrong, don’t hesitate to give us a call or simply bring your pet in for a quick checkup by our team.
Schedule Your Pet’s Laser Surgery Today
If your pet is in need of a surgical procedure, and you would like to explore a safer, less invasive alternative to traditional scalpel techniques, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our Haines City veterinarians are highly experienced in these procedures, and we are committed to providing the highest-quality and most compassionate care possible.
Moreover, we offer convenient office hours designed to suit even the busiest schedules. Give us a call at your convenience at 863-421-2338. We will get you in to see a doctor as quickly as possible.