Dog and Cat Surgery in Alpena, MI Performed with Safety & Comfort


Whenever the word ‘surgery’ comes into the conversation, we understand it can be a scary thing. However, most dogs and cats will undergo a surgery at some point in their lives, and with all the advances in veterinary medicine, surgeries are now safer than they have ever been. Still, we know there’s plenty cause for worry! At Sunrise Veterinary Services in Alpena, we take every precaution we can to ensure each pet surgery is performed with minimal risk.

Dog and Cat Surgery in Alpena, MI

Dog and Cat Surgery Safety from Start to Finish

Whether performing a routine spay or neuter, or something more complex like cystotomy, we always take care to reduce risk at every step of the way. Before surgery, we highly recommend doing a pre-anesthetic exam and bloodwork on your pet to ensure they haven’t had any recent changes in their health that could affect anesthesia. Additionally, we monitor your pet with equipment that reads their vitals including heart rate, blood oxygen levels, respiratory rate, blood pressure, body temperature and more. They also receive fluid therapy through an IV catheter, which prevents dehydration and stabilizes their blood pressure.

Pain Medication for Comfort Throughout

Any surgery comes with some pain during recovery. Pain is not only uncomfortable, it can also hinder the healing process. When pets are concerned about pain, their stress levels rise with cortisol levels which in turn can hamper cell activity and slow healing. At Sunrise Veterinary Services, we administer pain medication before as well as after surgery. We will also send you home with pain medications and detailed at-home care instructions. Our goal is to make every pet surgery as smooth and pain-free as possible.

For any questions about our surgical procedures, please get in touch today!