What to Expect After a Pet Limb Amputation

If your pet needs to have a limb amputated, it can be a stressful time. Sometimes, however, this surgery is the best choice to relieve pain and improve quality of life. For many conditions, including cancers such as osteosarcoma and soft tissue sarcoma, a pet limb amputation can be vital to successful treatment.

Veterinary Oncology Services and Research Center wants to be sure that you know what to expect when it comes to pet limb amputation so that you can be prepared to help your pet make a full recovery.

The Days After Surgery

After your pet’s surgery, the amputation site will need to heal. Being prepared to care for your pet will help you navigate the first few weeks more successfully.