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Carol Stream Animal Hospital

Primary Location
140 W. Elk Trail
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Phone: (630) 462-7888
Fax: (630) 462-7068

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am7:00pm
Tuesday8:00am7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am7:00pm
Thursday8:00am7:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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What Are the Most Common Reasons for Pet Surgery?

Spaying and neutering are by far the most common surgeries performed on dogs and cats; these procedures are critically important to maintaining their population, and "fixing" your pet also presents valuable benefits for health and behavior, such as reduced risk for many cancers and noticeably reduced aggression.

Dog who just had surgery with Carol Stream Veterinarian

Other common surgeries - particularly in older pets - include oncological procedures to remove tumors, orthopedic procedures to address bone or muscle issues, and the removal of bladder stones. Dogs are susceptible to severe bloating, called gastric dilation volvulus, which requires the stomach to be cleared of gas. And of course, dogs and cats often eat inedible objects that need to be removed.

Will My Pet Need Anesthesia?

Most invasive procedures do require anesthesia. Fortunately, modern anesthetics represent a significant improvement over the ones used just a few decades ago, and they tend to have a much lighter impact on animals' organs. However, it's still very important to tell your veterinarian about any preexisting problems before the operation, especially if your pet has trouble exercising, because this could indicate a cardiovascular or respiratory problem that anesthesia might worsen.

Like humans, every pet will responds to anesthesia differently, so your pet's vital signs will be closely monitored during the procedure to ensure that the dosage is correct.

How Can I Help My Pet Recover After the Operation?

After a surgery, it's most important to simply let your pet rest and remain diligent with any medication. Be sure to follow all of your veterinarian's instructions, and don't hesitate to mention any unusual behaviors during your follow-up appointment.

Pets who receive anesthesia usually take several days to recover, and they commonly don't recognize familiar people and places. Even the gentlest dogs can sometimes act aggressively when recovering from anesthesia, so be careful with young children or other pets. Also, many pets tend to prefer a relatively warm environment in the days after anesthesia, since the drugs can reduce their body temperature. Above all, don't forget that your pet has been through a tough ordeal, and will still need a few days to feel like themselves, both physically and emotionally.

Does Your Pet Require Surgery? Contact Our Carol Stream Veterinarian Today

The team at Carol Stream Animal Hospital is highly knowledgeable, deeply considerate, and truly passionate about animals. If you're a pet owner in DuPage County, Illinois, we're here to help, whether your pet needs a surgical consultation or a simple wellness checkup. Call us today at (630) 462-7888 to schedule an appointment.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

We love CSAH! Dr. Contreras is our favorite. When my cat passed a couple of years ago and he was caring for him, he called to express his condolences. We are currently working on getting another one of our kitties healthy again, and he has been incredible. He is always so caring and informative.If you're looking for a great place to take your fur babies, this is the place! The rest of the staff is amazing, too!

- Kelly H.

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am7:00pm
Tuesday8:00am7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am7:00pm
Thursday8:00am7:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

Through the American Veterinary Medial Foundations's Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, our hospital is able to help animals rescued from abuse and neglect and the pets of clients facing personal hardships. Your donations to the AVMF on behalf of our hospital will help us help animals. Click on the AVMF donate button to make your deductible donation.

Meet Our Team

Meet The Team "I love coming to work everyday! Ever since I started working here at Carol Stream Animal Hospital I have been reading and learning as much as I can about pet health and well being. Now my pets and I are living a healthier life and can pass my knowledge and experience to other families so they too can discover wellness!" Read More

 


 

"Do Your Eyes Water From the Noxious Fumes Emanating Out of Your Pet's Mouth? Have You Looked in your Pet's Mouth, Lately? You May be Surprised by What You See!Proper dental care contributes to the good health of your pet. Bad breath, inflamed, bleeding gums, discolored, loose or missing teeth are signs that your pet has dental disease. Left untreated, dental disease can weaken your pet's liver, kidneys and heart. This additional stress can affect your pet's health and shorten life expectancy.Beginning on January 1, 2017 and ending March 31, 2017, we are offering a $30.00 discount off the cost of your pet's dental cleaning. All pet's must be current on an annual physical exam and vaccinations. A blood panel is required to assure the safety of anesthesia. This panel can be done the day of the dental cleaning. If Well Pet lab tests have been done within the past 3 months, no additional blood testing will be required."

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  • 140 W. Elk Trail Carol Stream, IL 60188
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