Our veterinarians are qualified to perform many different soft tissue surgeries in order to meet our patients' diverse needs. Some of these surgeries include:
- Spaying (females)
- Neutering (males)
- Mass removals (these are generally benign, but occasionally we recommend sending masses out for testing just in case)
- Ear surgery to improve airflow into the ear canal
- Various eye surgeries
- Wound repair
Anesthesia and Monitoring
To safely place your pet under general anesthesia, we first need to conduct a physical exam and possibly take a blood sample to make sure your pet is healthy. Medicating with painkillers is also an integral pre-surgical step to prevent any unnecessary discomfort after the procedure.
Maintaining healthy organ function and body temperature is essential to your pet's safety during surgery. In addition, we monitor your pet's vitals including:
- Heart rate
- Respiratory rate
- Blood pressure
- Pulse oximetry
- Blood oxygen concentration
Since the patient's body naturally begins to cool while they're under anesthesia, we use various warming methods (warm blankets, hot water bottles) to keep their temperature at a healthy level.
Managing Your Pet's Post-Surgical Care
To prevent problems after your pet has had their surgery, it's important to keep watch over them and make sure their pet surgery site is healing properly. This means minimizing your pet's activity and keeping them as relaxed as possible for the duration your veterinarian recommends.
The recovery process can be challenging, especially for active young dogs and cats that may not readily comply with a restricted lifestyle. Stay in contact with us so we can offer advice and help guide you through this period. Just call (239) 513-1777 if you have any questions or need to schedule a follow-up appointment!