Pet Surgery

Your pet could require surgery for several different reasons. It could be for an emergency case, a chronic illness, or a routine procedure such as neutering. At Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital in Canyon Lake, we understand how frightening it can be when a veterinarian recommends surgery to correct a health problem in your pet. We are highly experienced in performing different surgeries. You can rest assured that your pet is in safe hands. Our board-certified surgeons only recommend this type of treatment when it is the most effective in helping your pet regain its health.

Pet Surgery

Which Conditions Require Surgery?

Some of the most common conditions that require pet surgery include:

  • Difficult labors
  • Ear infections
  • Spaying and neutering
  • Urinary obstructions
  • Laceration repairs
  • Intestinal obstructions
  • Tooth extractions

How to Prepare Your Pet for Surgery

When your pet is about to undergo surgery, the vet will explain what you need to do to prepare for the procedure. Most procedures require anesthesia, which is best on an empty stomach. That means you will likely need to avoid feeding your pet a few hours before going to the animal hospital. Our vet will also advise whether to administer existing medications for your pet before the procedure.

What to Do after the Procedure

After the procedure, your pet will remain in the animal hospital for some hours or perhaps a day for monitoring by the specialists. When it is time to take your pet home, the vet will advise you on how to take care of your pet until it recovers fully.

How Long Does It Take for a Pet to Recover from Pet Surgery?

There is no specific timeline for a full recovery after surgery. The time your pet will take to recover fully will depend on several factors, such as the type of surgery performed, the health condition, and age. Depending on which procedure your pet has undergone, it might take a few weeks or months for it to recover fully.

Our veterinarian will provide an approximate time range when you can expect your pet to recover. Following all of the pet care guidelines given will speed up the recovery process. These instructions may include adhering to the medication schedules, restricting activities, and practicing proper wound management. If you notice any abnormalities during the recovery period, call the veterinarian immediately.

Contact Our Veterinarians in Canyon Lake, CA

At Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital in Canyon Lake, we provide exceptional care for pets before, during, and after a surgical procedure. Our facilities are fitted with the latest surgical equipment and board-certified surgeons to conduct these procedures effectively and safely. Call our team today at (951) 244-4199 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


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Canyon Lake Office


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm