FAQs on Pet Surgeries

Frequently Asked Questions on Pet Surgeries from 

St. Francis Hospital for Animals

At St. Francis Hospital for Animals, we are honored to provide numerous services to cats, dogs, and other pets in the Oakdale, NY area. We are led by Dr. Keith L. Parendo, who is an exceptional veterinarian. One of the key services we provide to our patients comes in the form of pet surgery. When a family hears that their beloved pet is going to require surgery, it is normal to have questions. We have put together a list of common questions we hear from our families.


Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Surgery

Some of the most common questions that we hear at the St. Francis Hospital for Animals with regards to pet surgery include:

Why Does My Pet Need Surgery?

There are a number of reasons why a pet might need to have surgery. Sometimes, pets have a foreign body that needs to be removed. In other cases, there might a tumor growing underneath the surface of the skin. We will review all of the treatment options with our families and never recommend surgery unless it is necessary.

How Safe is the Surgical Procedure?

There are lots of different types of surgeries and some are more dangerous than others. Rest assured that we will review all of the risks and benefits of every surgical procedure with you before the day of the procedure. We want you to have access to all of the information.

Will My Pet Be Comfortable During the Surgery?

We take all necessary precautions to make sure that your pet is as comfortable as possible during the procedure. During many of our operations, we place our pets to sleep using anesthesia to eliminate pain and discomfort. Your pet might be a little bit sore when he or she wakes up after the procedure.

Will Surgery for my Pet Work?

Of course, we would love to have a crystal ball; however, all surgical procedures have risks. Our team is highly experienced and the vast majority of our procedures work exactly as intended. We will take good care of your loved one.

Trust the Trained Team from St. Francis Hospital for Animals

At St. Francis Hospital for Animals, our goal is to provide exceptional care to everyone who walks through our doors. We know that families are nervous when their pet is going to have surgery. That is why we will do everything in our power to make sure that your loved one recovers quickly. To learn more about the services provided by Dr. Keith L. Parendo at the St. Francis Hospital for Animals in the Oakdale, NY area, call us today to make an appointment!


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