Some things in life, you just assume. For instance, one would assume that cutting an incision into your pet’s abdomen or next to his scrotum might be painful for at least a few days after surgery, yes? If a woman were to have a hysterectomy, one would assume some time in the hospital to recover, along with a certain degree of home aftercare, rest, and pain medication right?
Can you even IMAGINE what a hysterectomy would feel like without ANY sort of pain medicine the next day?
Are you aware that some clinics do surgery without requiring pain control afterwards?? Some of them might offer to sell you anti-inflammatories, for an extra fee of course, but it’s not required.
Prior to surgery at Leo’s Pet Care, a patient receives not one, but THREE different kinds of pain-reducing medicines, and that’s before we make the first cut. After surgery we give another one, then send the owner with one to two different medications to give at home to ensure their pet is comfortable after surgery.
THESE THINGS SHOULD’T BE OPTIONAL.
OBVIOUSLY, it costs money to give your pet pain medication before, during and after surgery. Adequate perioperative pain control involves NSAID’s, opioids, dissociatives, NMDA receptor antagonists, sedatives and muscle relaxants, and ALL of these drugs cost money.
But to perform surgery WITHOUT insisting on proper post-op pain control is, in my opinion (and the opinion of most veterinarians), unthinkable.
That’s all I have to say about that.
Your furry family members count on you to make smart choices – choose a local veterinarian who insists on EXCELLENT PERIOPERATIVE PAIN CONTROL!
At Leo’s Pet Care veterinary clinic in Indianapolis, we insist on effective pain control for our surgical patients, NOT OPTIONAL. We believe that every pet deserves as close to pain-free surgery as we can provide, even if it means a higher cost.
It is our duty to control your pet’s pain before, during and after surgery
Don’t let those other guys cut your beloved pet without adequate perioperative pain control. If your pet needs surgery, call Leo’s Pet Care veterinary clinic at 317-721-7387.