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Pet Surgery FAQs

Pet Surgery FAQ's in Mokena, IL

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You probably get nervous about the thought of your pet facing the possibility of a pet surgery and this is normal. We understand your pet is a member of your family, and you want to make sure they’re safe and cared for at all times. If you’re wondering where to find a pet surgery vet in Mokena IL, you’ve come to the right place.

Mokena Animal Clinic is the top choice pet surgery vet in Mokena IL, both for our expertise and professional staff. To help ease your mind, we’ve provided answers to your basic pet surgery questions. If you have further questions, contact us.

How Do You Decide if a Pet Needs Surgery?

We take a full health history of your pet and then provide a thorough examination. We complete as many diagnostics as needed, from X-rays to blood work, to biopsies and possibly laparoscopic examination. After this, we make our diagnosis by recommending a course of action.

How Should I Prepare My Pet for Surgery?

First, make a plan with your vet about dropping off your pet’s meds or food. It’s better if your vet has these to reduce trauma and without the fuss of your pet having to deal with new food. Follow the fasting procedures if your pet is undergoing anesthesia, and be sure to drop your pet off on time for blood work, routine checks, etc. before surgery.

Will My Pet Undergo Anesthesia?

In most major surgeries, yes. This helps your pet lie still and ensures less chance of something going wrong in response to movement.

What Kinds of Surgeries Does Mokena Animal Clinic Perform?

In addition to emergency surgeries, we provide routine ACL or luxating patella surgeries to address normal pet problems. We also offer dental surgery and procedures to remove cancers.

What Medication and At-Home Treatment Is Best for Post-Op Care?

Our vet will advise you on specific at-home care following a surgery and will prescribe the correct medications. It’s best to pick up your pets medication before the surgery so immediately following a surgery your pet is taken straight home.

Does it Matter if the Vet is AAHA Accredited?

Absolutely yes. If a veterinarian or animal clinic is not accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), they cannot guarantee the highest standards of care. We are proudly accredited and have been providing excellent, gold-standard care for years.

What Other Pet Surgery Information Do I Need?

Before you decide to have your animal undergo surgery, you will likely need an array of other pet surgeries information. You can get that pet surgeries information from our clinic, so don’t hesitate to make an appointment today.

How Do I Schedule a Consultation in Mokena?

If you’re ready to learn more about a surgery for your pet, give us a call at 708.479.2811 or request an appointment through our website. We will get you in as soon as possible and start making a plan to protect your pet’s health as effectively as possible.

After Hours ER: Animal Emergency of Mokena: 708-326-4800
or Premier Veterinary Group in Crestwood: 708-388-3771

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