At Alexander Animal Hospital, one of the primary services we provide is pet tumor removal surgery. While you might be familiar with how this procedure works for humans, you may need to learn more about how it differs for pets. After any type of surgery, rest and recovery are essential. Without them, healing will take longer than it should. Anxious pet owners will appreciate these tips for proper pet care after any surgery!
Restrict Activity Levels
Even if your pet has a benign tumor, the tumor removal surgery will still make your pet dizzy. This is why you should restrict normal activity levels. For the first week after the surgery, ensure your furry friend has a safe place to rest and relax. The wound will eventually heal.
Monitor the Incision Site
Secondly, double-check the area around the incision site. Observe it daily for a week and note potential infection symptoms like swelling, drainage, or unusual redness. If you notice these signs, let the team at Alexander Animal Hospital know! Also, do what you can to stop your pet from chewing or licking where the tumor removal surgery wound is because it will be bothersome and painful.
Provide the Necessary Medication
Medicating your pets can be an ordeal, so follow your veterinarian’s instructions. Make your pets take every dose of their prescription even if you think they are on the upswing. In addition, avoid giving your pets human medicine because it’s not formulated the same way. Therefore, it could possibly be harmful and unhelpful. Instead, speak to the vet technicians who examined your furry companion.
Overall, we understand that this can be a stressful time for pet parents and animals and our team will ensure all procedures and post-op care are explained.
Support Your Pet’s Wellness at Alexander Animal Hospital
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.