At Bavarian Village Veterinarian, we are proud to offer a full range of surgical services for your pet. Even though results can never be guaranteed, we can guarantee you our best efforts in accomplishing the following goals:
- For your family pet to be comfortable and safe and to experience the best possible recovery. For you to be well educated and fully informed about what will be done, what the risks are, and what we plan to accomplish.
- To give you an honest assessment and prognosis so that you can make the best decision regarding your pet's surgical needs.
- Anesthesia and Monitoring for Your Pet
Your pet's safety is always our primary concern especially whenever anesthesia is involved. Our veterinarians customize the anesthetic protocol for each patient's individual needs. We strongly recommend pre-anesthetic blood testing. Testing allows us to diagnose and treat previously undetected medical problems. It can also guide us in our choice of anesthetic. We may also recommend intravenous (IV) fluids on surgical patients to maintain normal blood pressure and to allow rapid intravenous administration of any medications that might be urgently needed. Your pet's vital signs are monitored during general anesthesia and surgery using any of the following methods:
- Pulse oximetry (measures the oxygen level in the blood)
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Heart rate
- Respiratory rate
Spay & Neuter
Cascade Veterinary Clinic knows that spaying or neutering is a responsible choice that can benefit not only your pet, but you and society as well. In this country each year, millions of cats and dogs are euthanized needlessly. Surgical sterilization is a common procedure that we perform on a routine basis.
Dogs are commonly spayed or neutered at 6 months of age. Spaying or neutering your dog has added health advantages:
If your female dog is spayed before her first heat cycle, her chances of breast cancer are greatly reduced.
Neutering your male dog will help to lessen the chance of prostate disease.
Females who are not spayed can go into heat and potentially become pregnant.
Males who have been neutered can no longer develop testicular cancer.
- The risk of females suffering from pyometra (an infected uterus) is eliminated.
The chance of males developing perineal hernias and certain tumors is lessened.
Cats are usually spayed or neutered at 6 months of age. Spaying or neutering your cat has the following advantages:
- Behavior- Female cats in heat often vocalize loudly, appear to be miserable, and attract male cats. Male cats that have not been neutered tend to roam outside and frequently get into fights; neutered male cats become better pets.
- Birth control- Female cats that have not been spayed can become pregnant and may have two litters per year.
- Well-being- The risk of female cats suffering from pyometra is eliminated. The risk of developing malignant breast cancer in female cats is significantly reduced with spaying at a young age.
- Compassionate Pet Care- As with all surgical procedures at Cascade Veterinary Clinic, your pet will be treated with the utmost compassion and up-to-date technique. Pet comfort is a top priority at Cascade Veterinary Clinic. All pets receive appropriate pain control pre- and post-surgically to minimize discomfort and optimize healing.
General anesthesia is used. Some risk is involved depending upon the general condition of your pet, but all precautions are taken to minimize this risk. Anesthesia is customized to your pet's individual needs.