Additional pre-surgical requirements and recommendations As with any surgery requiring general anesthesia, there are certain risks that serious complications or even death may result. To minimize the risk of such occurrences, we offer the following:
Anesthetic Safety Screen: Presurgical labwork is advised to any patient undergoing anesthesia under the age of 7 years old. Pricing is on you estimate.
To assure proper organ function, clotting ability, detect anemia or infection, baseline for future reference. Pre-surgical lab work is required for all pets over 6 years of age. Lab work must be completed within one month of the surgical procedure. The complete blood count (CBC) is a more sensitive indicator of disease than the physial exam. Additionally, white blood cells (WBCs) and platelets can changes within hours due to acute infectious diseases. Abnormal glucose levels can increase anesthetic risk and differ markedly between fasted and nonfasted samples, breeds, age and sick and healthy patients. Evaluating electrolytes, hematocrit and total protein in fasted patients is essential for monitoring during anesthesia, minimizing the risk of arrhythmias and hypotension and facilitating patient recovery.
E-Collar: E-collar is a preventative measure strongly advised to help keep your pets surgical incision safe from self trauma post-opperatively. Keeping the incision safe from trauma allows it to heal faster and help allow your pet to return to normal activity as soon as possible
Home Again Microchip ID: A “Home Again” Microchip is optional and the cost is provided on your estimate. You may think that your pet is protected from getting lost. But accidents happen, and some things-like hurricanes and other natural disasters-are out of your control. In fact, one in three pets will come lost during their lifetime.