Features August 2015 Issue

Preparing Your Dog for a Successful Surgery

The success of your dog’s surgery is not totally in the hands of his or her surgeon; your actions in the weeks and days before that surgery can have a big impact on how well your dog recovers from the procedure.

Preparing Your Dog for a Successful Surgery

The word “surgery,” which dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, literally means “hand work.” And, of course, one of the biggest ingredients for a successful outcome is the person at the other end of the scalpel: Everyone wants their dog in the hands of a knowledgeable, experienced, and competent surgeon.But there’s also a great deal that you can do to help your dog navigate her surgical procedure as smoothly and safely as possible, whether it’s a complicated orthopedic reconstruction, or a run-of-the-mill teeth cleaning.

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