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Your pet has been scheduled for a surgery in the near future! We hope that this packet will relieve some stresses as well as inform you on your pet’s surgery. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at (305) 253-6754.
If you do not understand any instructions, or have any questions in regards to your pet’s surgery or recovery, please do not hesitate to ask. Our team is happy to assist you in any way we can
Blood testing for our pets is as important as blood testing for humans. The American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology recommends that all animals have a pre-surgical blood test. By performing this recommended blood-work, we could set a base-line for your pet’s health, or find a small anomaly that would otherwise catch you off-guard.
The blood test that we offer will test for….
RBC – Red Blood Cell Count
WBC – White Blood Cell Count
CBC – Complete Blood Cell Count
BUN – Blood Urea Nitrogen (Kidney)
We highly recommend the testing especially for pets over the age of four years old. You can refuse the recommended blood tests, but they are worth the value they set because many illnesses that veterinarians see on a day-to-day basis can go from undetectable to potentially deadly (particularly when combined with surgery and/or anesthesia) over the course of just a few weeks.
Pre-anesthetic screening is a life-saver. We don’t suggest putting your pet’s health at risk by opting out.
We use a combination of pre-anesthetic medications/injectable, and/or inhalant anesthetics to achieve optimum levels of anesthesia that are safe for your pet. For most procedures, your pet is anesthetized and then intubated (insertion of a tube into the trachea or wind pipe). This will ensure that your pet is able to receive oxygen at all times.
While these procedures are performed by our team on a daily basis, it is important for you to understand that there is always a risk of anesthetic and surgical complications anytime these procedures are performed. Luckily, it is only 1 in 100,000 pets that have a reaction to the anesthetics. We strive to take the highest quality care of your pet and take all the added precautions you allow to avoid potential problems. Thank you for entrusting your pet to us.
It is important to keep an eye on your pet’s recovery. Be sure to watch for any of the following complications:
Canine and Feline Spay
Canine and Feline Neuter
Tumor or Growth Removal