A SPAY is not "JUST" a SPAY
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 4-6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery.
A procedure such as an ovariohysterectomy (spay) is a major surgery.
We follow the protocol below with our surgeries:
1. PRE- SURGICAL BLOOD PROFILE
We are checking a complete blood count, liver, and kidney values. If any values are abnormal, we may postpone the surgery to investigate the cause.
2. PRE-SURGICAL EXAMINATION
We are performing a complete examination to make sure that the patient is healthy.
3. PRE-SURGICAL EKG
We are checking the heart muscle performance.
4. PRE-SURGICAL/POST SURGICAL PAIN MEDICATIONS
We use several types of pain management medications, and give them by injection and/or orally.
5. SEDATIVE/ TRANQUILIZER
We give these medications to relax the patient before general anesthesia.
6. INTRAVENOUS CATHETER
We insert an intravenous catheter usually in a front leg. This allows for I.V. fluid and medication administration before, during, and after surgery.
7. INHALANT ANESTHESIA
We use Isoflurane or Sevoflurane, the safest gas anesthetics for patients. All patients are intubated for maximum oxygenation and anesthesia control.
8. LASER SURGERY
The addition of laser surgery gives additional pain and swelling control, decreases bleeding, and in many cases, decreases surgery time.
9. SURGICAL MOITORING WITH EKG, PULSE OXIMETER, RESPIRATION, TEMPERATURE, BLOOD PRESSURE
Your pet is monitored by a technician until the pet is out of recovery.
10. POST- OP PAIN MANAGEMENT
Patients are sent home with pain control medications.