Surgery

General Surgery

  • Spay and Neuter
  • Declaw
  • Lumpectomies
  • Intestinal Foreign Body Removal
  • Ear Hematoma

Anesthetics for canines include propofol induction and Isoflurane gas anesthesia.

All patients have an indwelling intravenous catheter and receive a balanced electrolyte solution during the procedure to prevent dehydration and to support blood pressure.

Anesthetic monitoring includes a pulse oximeter (measures the oxygen level in the blood), heart and respiratory rate monitor and EKG. Our surgery table is heated to maintain the patient’s core body temperature while the patient is under anesthesia.

Prior to any anesthetic procedure, a blood panel is performed to be sure that the patient is going to be capable of handling the anesthesia.

Pain management is a priority at All Paws. An injection for pain control is given prior to any surgical procedure and oral pain medication is prescribed to be given at home.

The only procedure for which a patient stays overnight in the hospital is for a feline declaw.

Pain management for a declaw procedure includes a Fentanyl Patch which is applied to the skin the night before the surgery and gives about 72 hours of analgesia, and a nerve block is performed at the time of the declaw so that the paws are numb when the cat is waking.

Additional Services

Dental cleanings & fresh breath

Bad breath is the most common sign of dental disease noted by pet owners. However, this is often only the tip of the iceberg. The gums can become irritated leading to bleeding and oral pain. Bacteria surrounding the roots can also gain access to the bloodstream... read more

Cold Laser Therapy

Just what is cold laser therapy? More and more veterinarians are recommending cold laser therapy as a means to help their patients with acute and chronic medical problems. Commonly known as LLLT, cold or soft laser, it is a form of photo therapy which involves the... read more

Behavioral Tips

Introducing a New Cat to Your Family

Before introducing cats, it is helpful to understand their natural behavior. Feral cats typically live in matrilineal, related colonies. Male cats may travel among a number of colonies. When an adult female cat enters the colony, they are typically driven away by the... read more

Introducing your pet to your new baby

So you are expecting a little one! (Of the human kind that is!) Congratulations! In the course of the many preparations in expectation of your baby, on that list should be considering what measures you will need to take to make the presence of the baby acceptable in... read more