Surgical Procedures 2018-01-15T05:57:02+00:00

Surgical Procedures

Our vets perform soft tissue (e.g. skin, intestine, eyes), reproductive (desexing), reconstructive and orthopaedic surgeries. Our modern anaesthetic machines use Isofluorane, a safe anaesthetic agent that provides faster recovery for your pet. Patient monitors are used to measure your pets’ heart and respiratory rates, blood oxygen levels and temperature during procedures, in addition to constant monitoring by a trained veterinary nurse. Pain management and patient comfort are of high importance and we provide pain relief prior to, during and after all surgical procedures.

 

What to Do Before and After Surgery

Before Surgery:

  • Make a booking for your pets operation.
  • If your pet is a dog, wash them the day before surgery as they are unable to be washed after until the stitches are removed.
  • Do not give your pet food after midnight the night before the operation and do not give them any water after 7am on the day of surgery.
  • A blood test may be performed prior to surgery to check vital organ function.
  • The vet will perform a thorough physical examination before administering an anaesthetic.
  • Some pets will require intravenous fluid support during surgery. This will be discussed with you prior to the procedure.
  • To ensure your pet is as comfortable as possible, all pets receive pain relief prior to desexing and to take home for a few days after the procedure.

After Surgery:

  • Keep your pet restrained and quiet as the effects of anaesthetic can take some time to wear off completely.
  • A pain relief injection given at the time of surgery will last 24 hours, additional take home medication will be provided if required.
  • Keeping them quiet is also essential to allow the wound to heal.
  • Food and water should be limited to small portions only on the night after surgery.
  • Follow any dietary instructions that the vet has provided.
  • Ensure all post-surgical medications (if any) are administered as per the label instructions.
  • Ensure your pet’s rest area is clean to avoid infection.
  • Check the incision at least twice daily for any signs of infection or disruption (eg. bleeding, swelling, redness or discharge). Contact the vet immediately if these symptoms appear. Do not wait to see if they will spontaneously resolve.
  • Prevent your pet from licking or chewing the wound. Special cone-shaped collars assist with this problem. A single chew can remove the careful stitching with disastrous effects.
  • Ensure you return to us on time for routine post-operative check-ups and removal of stitches.

If you have any concerns before or after your pet has been desexed, please call us immediately on 0266564024 to discuss.

Desexing

Desexing your pet is part of your duty as a responsible pet owner. Desexing is best performed between 5-6 months of age. It is a surgical procedure to prevent your animal from reproducing – removal of the uterus and ovaries in females or the testicles in males. Desexing has a number of benefits:

  • Prevent unwanted litters
  • Prevent testicular cancer and prostate problems in males
  • Prevent pyometra (infection of the uterus) and mammary (breast) tumours in females
  • Reduced aggression, roaming and inappropriate urinating
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