What to Expect During Your Pet's Hospitalization

Illness, injuries, and surgeries can require a pet to be hospitalized. While advances in veterinary medicine make it easy to administer same-day treatments, major surgeries still need attention that sometimes involves long hospital stays. It can be a stressful experience for any pet owner, especially if your pet is hospitalized for the first time. Knowing what to expect during the hospitalization can reduce the anxiety that comes with being separated from your pet. Our veterinarians at Sutton Road Animal Hospital in Streamwood have gathered some information about what you can expect if your pet is hospitalized.


The Hospitalization

Once you say your goodbyes, our medical care team will start the procedure, depending on the diagnosis. For an extremely sick pet, the veterinarian may administer fluid therapy using an IV catheter. If the procedure involves surgery, a sedative is given to make your pet feel at ease. After the procedure, our team keeps an eye on the pet to make sure it is comfortable. If it is recommended that your pet stay overnight, we will discuss appropriate accommodations and come to an agreement that is right for you and your pet.

At Sutton Road Animal Hospital, we provide a wide range of medical and surgical services, including:

  • Radiology
  • Pain management
  • Ultrasound
  • Hospitalization
  • In-house pharmacy
  • Laser therapy
  • Emergency & Critical care
  • Blood panels

Bringing Food for Your Pet's Stay

Though we do have food to provide your pet during his or her stay, you may be asked to bring an adequate amount of your pet's regular food that would last the number of days that they will be staying with us. We will often do this so that there is no disruption in your pet's diet. We will review the pet's nutritional plan with you before the procedure so that all goes smoothly from the time your pet enters the hospital to the time of it's release.

Contact Us for Pet Hospitalization in Streamwood, IL

If our veterinarians recommend surgery or another procedure that requires your pet to be hospitalized, don't worry. Our team at Sutton Road Animal Hospital is well-trained to take care of your pet throughout their stay. Call us today at (847) 742-8298 to learn more or to schedule an appointment. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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10 Southwicke Drive Streamwood, Illinois 60107

Sutton Road Animal Hospital


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