1. Pre–Anesthetic Blood Testing (Required for pets age 7 and older)
Many conditions including disorders of the liver, kidneys and blood may not be detected unless blood testing is performed. These tests are similar to those your own physician would run for you to undergo anesthesia. We strongly recommend that all patients receive a blood screen before surgery.
YES, I want my pet to have a blood screen prior to surgery.
NO, I decline this blood screen and have been informed of the risks associated with my pets health in doing so.
2. IV Catheter and Fluids (Required for all pets)
We require an IV catheter and fluids for all surgery patients. A catheter provides an intravenous entry for medications in case of emergency. IV fluids support kidney function, and provide increased perfusion to all body tissues during anesthesia.
YES, I want my pet to have an IV catheter and fluids
3. Pre-Anesthetic EKG (Electrocardiogram)
An EKG is a recording of the electrical impulses within your pet’s heart. It allows us to determine the heart rate, rhythm and conduction within the heart. By performing this test, we will better able to detect problems with your pet’s heart, and decide if your pet is a candidate for anesthesia. This test is strongly recommended for all patients undergoing anesthesia.
YES, I want my pet to have an EKG today.
NO, I do not want my pet to have an EKG today. Surgery Post Operative Options
1. Post Operative Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is helpful in reducing post operative swelling by causing blood and lymphatic vessels to dilate and activate. Cold laser therapy helps reduce pain by decreasing nerve sensitivity and blocking pain signals to the brain. Cold laser therapy also helps to improve
healing by accelerating cellular reproduction and growth. $15.00
YES, I want my pet to have post operative cold laser therapy
NO, I do not want my pet to have post operative cold laser therapy
2. Pain Medication
Research shows that pets that receive pain-relief medications before and after surgery eat sooner and heal faster than those that do not. Anesthesia only provides pain-relief while pets are asleep on the surgery table.
$40-$90 *Price depends on type of medication and pet’s weight.
YES, I want my pet to have post operative pain medication.
NO, I don not want my pet to have post operative pain medication.
3. Elizabethan Collar
An E-Collar or Elizabethan Collar is a protective medical device worn by your pet to prevent them from licking or biting at the surgery incision while it heals.
YES, I want my pet to have an e-collar.
NO, I don not want my pet to have an e-collar.
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