There are several instances where surgery or anesthesia may be necessary. We perform the common surgical procedures such as spays and neuters, along with several others. There are several important apects of any surgical procedure. At Prairie Ridge Animal Hospital we take pride in our patient screening, anesthetic monitoring, and surgical technique.
In order to prepare your pet for surgery, the doctor will do a thorough exam to assess the health of your pet. We also require blood work for all animals undergoing anesthesia. This, in addition to the exam, will help ensure that your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia and direct our doctors in choosing the best medications for your pet. During all procedures, your pet will be placed on IV fluids to keep your pet properly hydrated, maintain blood pressure, and give easy access for any additional medications, if needed.
At Prairie Ridge Animal Hospital, we have several ways to monitor your pet while they are under anesthesia. A trained technician will be monitoring blood pressure, oxygen content, breathing quality, heart rhythm with an EKG, and the temperature of your pet. We also ensure that your pet is kept warm during and after the surgery with a surgical warming blanket.