Most pets will have at least one surgery during their lives, usually their spay or neuter. In the past, that was often the only time a cat or dog had an operation. Science has advanced and so has our understanding of the pain animals experience. Rather than let a pet suffer and try to manage symptoms, surgery can be used to help treat a problem itself.
In the case non emergency surgery, the goal is always to prevent the need from developing, if possible. Regular wellness visits, daily dental care, and keeping our cats and dogs at a healthy weight can go a long way towards preventing chronic health problems.
That said, certain breeds of dogs and cats have a greater genetic risk for health problems like degenerative joint disease. Older pets and heavier pets may struggle with arthritis. Dogs with shorter snoots have higher risk for developing dental problems. Surgery can be very effective for relieving a cat or dog's pain and giving them a much better quality of life.
Families in Putnam County have trusted the Brook Farm team for over 30 years now because of the high quality of service we provide to the pets placed in our care. Every surgery involves a unique pet with its own needs and considerations. Your beloved friend's surgery is tailored for their safety and comfort.