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Surgery and Your Pet: What you need to know (PDF)
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  Surgery is a major event for your pet, and often a large financial investment for owners. For this reason, many people will shop around. But it is very important that you understand that surgery is not the same at all facilities, and therefore the price can vary widely. There are many specific questions you should ask before you schedule a surgical procedure. Below you will find a summary of what we do at Four Paws Animal Hospital & Wellness Center.  For a full description, download "Surgery and Your Pet: What you need to know" (PDF).

   When your pet has surgery at our hospital, your pet gets the following:
  • Use of surgical suite and sterile surgical supplies
  • Intravenous catheter and fluids
  • Aggressive pain control during surgery and hospitalization
  • Intensive anesthetic monitoring, including
    • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
    • Core Body Temperature
    • Heart Rate
    • Respiratory Rate
    • Blood Oxygenation
    • Blood Pressure
    • Capillary Refill Time
  • Constant supervision by a Licensed Veterinary Technician and a Veterinary Assistant
  • Recovery in a heated cage in our central ICU area

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   We are proud to be a Laser Surgical Facility.

   In most cases, laser surgery results in less post-operative bleeding, swelling, and pain for your pet.  Laser surgery has a dramatic beneficial impact on the pain level and recovery time of declaw surgeries in cats.

   The following are some of the surgeries that we can perform at our facility:

  • Spay
  • Neuter
  • Declaw
  • Growth removals
  • Cystotomy (bladder surgery)
  • Cherry eye repair
  • C-section
  • Enucleation (eye removal)
  • Laceration repair
  • Foreign body removal
  • Exploratory laparotomy (abdominal surgery)

  Your pets are important to you, and it is important that we provide the best possible care for them.  We have invested heavily in our facilities, equipment, staff, and education to make the best surgical care available.  You can have peace of mind when your pet has surgery at Four Paws Animal Hospital.

Written by Dr. Kathy Kallay

(C) 2007, 2010, K. M. Kallay

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