At Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital, we understand that when your pet undergoes surgery, it can be a stressful time for you. To make this period more manageable, we provide you with a clear understanding of the potential risks and benefits associated with any surgical procedures. As a reputable veterinary hospital, we offer comprehensive information and guidance to ensure the safety of your pet. If you reside in Long Beach and believe your pet requires surgery, contact Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital.

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Understanding Pet Surgery

During your pet’s surgery, our experienced veterinary surgeons may use anesthesia to keep your pet comfortable throughout the procedure. The need for these medications is determined based on the type of procedure and the associated risks. We may also recommend allergy testing for your pet. The surgical procedure can have different impacts depending on the location of the incision and the specific type of surgery performed.

Common Procedures

We provide a variety of procedures to address the specific needs of your pet. Some of the standard procedures we offer include:

  • Spaying or neutering
  • Treatment for wounds or lacerations
  • Removal of masses in your pet’s body
  • Treatment for bladder or gastrointestinal tract issues
  • Dental procedures, including cleanings

While each procedure varies, there are certain similarities in the preparation and post-operative care required for your pet. It is important to discuss the specific process and all precautions with our veterinarians.

Preparing for Surgery

Preparation for surgery depends on the type of procedure being performed. In general, it is recommended not to allow your pet to eat before the procedure unless instructed otherwise by our veterinary team. Additionally, please inform us about any medications your pet may be taking. Some medications may need to be temporarily discontinued to minimize potential interactions.


After the surgical procedure, it is essential to allow your pet to rest and limit physical activity. This will aid in the healing of the surgical wounds. Our veterinarians may also prescribe medications to prevent infection and manage pain. If you notice any signs of infection, such as unusual odors or discharge, please contact our animal hospital immediately.

Contact Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital in Long Beach

Pet surgery is often a critical aspect of maintaining your pet’s health; however, it does come with risks. To schedule an appointment with our veterinarians, call Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital today at (562) 439-4228. We are committed to providing exceptional care and guidance throughout your pet’s surgical journey.