FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is veterinary surgery?

Veterinary surgery refers to procedures that involve creating an incision and manipulating tissues and organs. Veterinary surgery can be routine (e.g. spaying & neutering), diagnostic (e.g. biopsies), or used to correct a medical issue (e.g. gastric or intestinal surgery).

What types of surgeries are commonly performed on pets?

Some of the most commonly performed veterinary surgeries include: spaying/neutering, mass removals, foreign body removals, laceration repairs, and GDV (Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus) surgery.

How do I know if my pet needs surgery?

After examining your pet, a veterinarian will tell you if surgery is needed. Veterinarians typically recommend surgery for routine procedures, for diagnosing certain illnesses, or for treating medical conditions that cannot be addressed by medication and other non-invasive treatments.

Does my pet need a pre-surgical consultation?

Yes. A pre-op appointment is crucial to ensure a successful surgery or dental procedure. During this appointment, our veterinarians will walk you through the procedure and set expectations for your pet's surgery or dental care.

How do I prepare for my pet’s surgery?

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind, along with any additional tips that our veterinarians give: 

  • Do NOT feed your pet after the time given by the vet, on the night before surgery.
  • Water is fine at all times.
  • Create a safe and quiet environment for your pet to return to while they are recovering from anesthesia, especially in the case that exercise restriction is necessary (setting up baby gates or pens, closing off the staircase, separating pets from siblings at home, etc).

 If you have any questions about the procedure itself, recovery, etc. reach out to us. All questions are welcomed!

How long do surgical procedures take?

This depends on the procedure that your pet will undergo. Spaying and neutering can be completed in under an hour while dental surgeries and other types of veterinary surgeries will take longer. In any case, you will get a live update of how the procedure is going and when you can pick up your furry friend.

Will my pet be in pain after surgery?

Pets are likely to experience some pain and discomfort after any type of surgery. Our veterinarians will provide any needed medication to manage pain and tips on how to help your pet feel comfortable through the healing process.

How should I care for my pet after surgery?

Our veterinarians will give specific instructions on how to best care for your pet after surgery. Generally, pet parents will be advised to allow their pets to rest in a quiet space after surgery, limit their activity, monitor the site of the surgery, give any needed medications, and so on.

At Sploot, we make sure to provide support through post-operative care. Reach out to our pet parent concierge if you have questions about caring for your pet after surgery.

When can my pet resume normal activities after surgery?

Most pets need to rest and have limited physical activity for a few weeks after surgery. The exact time frame before your pet can resume normal activities will depend on the extent of their surgery.

What should I do if my pet has complications after surgery?

Complications after surgery can include swelling, excessive bleeding, discharge from the site of the surgery, or worrisome changes in the pet’s behavior. If you observe any complications after your pet’s surgery, reach out to our pet parent concierge and they will instruct you on the next steps.

How much does my pet’s surgery cost?

The cost of a pet’s surgery depends on the extent of the procedure. We offer transparent pricing from the get-go. Reach out to our team today to learn more!

What is the “free surgery consultation” offer?

Currently, we are offering a free surgery consultation to all pet parents (new and existing). If you come in for a surgery consultation for your pet, and choose to go ahead and book the surgery with Sploot, we will apply the cost of the consultation toward the surgery visit.

All you need to do is mention the offer at the time of booking the consultation; we will not be able to retroactively apply consultation exam fees toward surgeries.

When can I schedule my pet for surgical consultation at  Sploot Vets?

You can choose to schedule an appointment for surgical consultation with Sploot Vets hours, days, or weeks in advance.

What payment options are available in Sploot Vets?

For the safety of our clients and our clinics, we only accept cashless payments. We welcome all major credit and debit cards. We also accept payments through CareCredit and ScratchPay.

Does Sploot Veterinary Care accept pet insurance?

As long as the surgery is within the coverage scope of their pet’s insurance, pet parents can receive reimbursement from their provider.

It's important to note different pet insurance plans have different scopes of coverage. If you have clarifications about your pet’s coverage, please contact your provider.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I prepare for my pet’s surgery?

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind, along with any additional tips that our veterinarians give: 

  • Do NOT feed your pet after the time given by the vet, on the night before surgery.
  • Water is fine at all times.
  • Create a safe and quiet environment for your pet to return to while they are recovering from anesthesia, especially in the case that exercise restriction is necessary (setting up baby gates or pens, closing off the staircase, separating pets from siblings at home, etc).

 If you have any questions about the procedure itself, recovery, etc. reach out to us. All questions are welcomed!

A cute dog illustration in the splooting position

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I prepare for my pet’s surgery?

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind, along with any additional tips that our veterinarians give: 

  • Do NOT feed your pet after the time given by the vet, on the night before surgery.
  • Water is fine at all times.
  • Create a safe and quiet environment for your pet to return to while they are recovering from anesthesia, especially in the case that exercise restriction is necessary (setting up baby gates or pens, closing off the staircase, separating pets from siblings at home, etc).

 If you have any questions about the procedure itself, recovery, etc. reach out to us. All questions are welcomed!

A cute dog illustration in the splooting position