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Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital

Primary Location
627 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814
Phone: 562.439.4228
Fax: 562.439.4547

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:00 am7:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am7:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am7:00 pm
Thursday7:00 am7:00 pm
Friday7:00 am7:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am12:00 pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Pet Surgery in Long Beach: Saftey Is our Priority

Pet with veterinarian

When a veterinarian surgeon Long Beach professional recommends surgical procedures for your pets, you want to understand the potential risks and benefits of the treatment. In our clinic, we help you understand the treatment and appropriate measures to keep your pet's safety before and after a procedure.

What to Expect from Pet Surgery

During pet surgery, a veterinarian may use anesthesia to help your pet stay comfortable. The specific use of medications depends on the procedure and the potential risks to your pet. We may recommend testing for allergies to ensure your pet's safety. The exact impact of a procedure depends on the location of the incision and the specific type of surgery.

Common Procedures from a Veterinarian Surgeon in Long Beach

A veterinarian surgeon in Long Beach offers a variety of procedures to help with your pet's specific needs. Common procedures we offer to your pets include:

  • Spaying or neutering
  • Treatment for wounds or lacerations
  • The removal of masses in your pet's body
  • Treatments for the bladder or your pet's gastrointestinal tract
  • Dental procedures, like a cleaning
  • Orthopedic procedures, where we may bring in a specialist or refer a pet to a specialist

Although certain aspects of a treatment depend on the procedure, you can expect similarities when preparing your pet or providing care after a procedure. You want to discuss the process based on your pet's healthcare needs with a veterinarian to avoid unnecessary risks.

Preparing for the Procedure

Preparing your pet for the procedure varies based on the type of surgery. Generally, we recommend that you do not feed your pet before the procedure unless a veterinarian recommends a meal. We also suggest you talk to a professional about any medications you give your pet for a medical concern. In some cases, you will not want to give your pet medications before a surgery to limit the risk of interactions. 

Aftercare for your Pet

After a surgical procedure, allow your pet to rest. Limit physical exercise to allow your pet to heal the wounds associated with surgery. You may also need to give your pet medications to limit the risk of an infection. If you notice any unusual odors, pus or other signs of an infection, then contact a veterinarian. We may also recommend adjustments to your pet's diet for a set time period to allow him or her to heal. 

Anesthesia Safety

During a surgical procedure, a veterinary surgeon may use anesthesia to keep your pet calm and comfortable. The medication does come with some risks to your pet. It is a medication, so it may cause side effects. You should also be aware that some pets do develop allergic reactions to the medication. Discuss anesthesia with a veterinary professional before the procedure to provide the care your pet needs for the surgery.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Long Beach Veterinarian

Pet surgery is an essential part of your pet's health, but it also has potential risks. To learn more about protecting your pet or for an appointment, call 562.439.4228 today.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

Dr. Perrault's knowledge and the compassion of all your staff made a difficult time much easier to endure. 

- Nicki M.  / Long Beach, CA

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:00 am7:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am7:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am7:00 pm
Thursday7:00 am7:00 pm
Friday7:00 am7:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am12:00 pm
SundayClosedClosed

Please call us to schedule your pets appointment today!

Walk-ins are welcome, however, we encourage all clients to make an appointment, when possible, to avoid longer than usual wait times.

Drop off exams are available and must be scheduled. Please call the office for details.

Mobile Services

Mobile services are available. If you can’t come to Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital, let us come to you. We provide in home services, including examinations, testing, nursing treatment, and euthanasia. Call for availability and details.

Veterinary Acupuncture

Dr. Brianna Abel is a traditionally trained veterinarian and a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist by way of the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Florida. Please call Cats and Dogs Animal Hospital with any questions you may have and schedule your consultation today.

Appointments are available at the following times:

Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 11:30 am

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