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 & your pet’s health

Dental cleanings & your pet’s health

Bad 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... read more
Cold Laser Therapy

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

Thunderstorms and your pet’s fear

Thunderstorms and your pet’s fear

  Phobia: The fear of loud noises is considered a phobia, which is an intense response to a situation that your pet perceives as fear inducing. The pets response is out of proportion to the stimulus they fear. Phobic responses are very similar to fear, however... read more
Introducing a new cat to your family

Introducing a new cat to your family

Behavior: 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... read more