Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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From routine spay and neuter procedures to advanced orthopedic pet surgery, in Edmonton, our Alberta veterinarian provides comprehensive surgical services for cats and dogs. With an in-house lab, digital radiography and ECG analysis, we use high-tech diagnostic tools and a state-of-the-art surgical suite for pet surgery. Whether your pet is being mircrochipped, needs a laceration repair or dewclaw removal, or requires abdominal surgery or orthopedic procedures, our veterinary team is here for your pet each step of the way.
Spay and neuter surgery is one of the most important procedures we offer at our animal hospital. Spaying and neutering not only reduces the unwanted animal population, but also reduces your pet’s risk for the development of certain cancers and reproductive health problems. Our routine spay and neuter procedures can also be combined with microchipping. Microchipping is the surgical insertion of a small microchip, which is approximately the size of a grain of rice, containing a unique serial number registered to your pet. We recommend all pets are microchipped, which increases the likelihood for a happy reunion should pets be separated from their owners.
Our Alberta veterinary team is proud to offer advanced orthopedic surgery, including TPLO surgery for correcting a torn cranial cruciate ligament, which is similar to ACL surgery for humans. While TPLO surgery is generally faster than other orthopedic procedures, it is still a major operation with an extended recovery process. However, in general, TPLO surgery results in a more rapid recovery and better range of motion than other procedures. It is an ideal choice for pets with an active lifestyle.
If your pet is scheduled for an upcoming surgery, it is natural to feel anxious about what to expect and how your pet will feel following the procedure. Knowing what to expect before and after the surgery can help you better prepare. Whether you pet is undergoing a routine procedure like spay and neuter or a more complex orthopedic operation, our veterinarian will provide a full list of pre-operative instructions. Generally, the first step is for pets to undergo pre-operative blood work to ensure the safe administration of anesthesia. Once your pet has been cleared for surgery, we will schedule the procedure. Generally this takes place in the morning so our veterinary care team can observe your pet during the immediate recovery in the afternoon. No water or food should be given the morning of surgery.
Pets are released home in the late afternoon with pain medication and detailed care instructions. The recovery process varies depending on the procedure. Our veterinary team is available to answer any post-surgical care questions you may have. We schedule follow-up appointments to check on your pet’s healing progress.
For more information on pet surgery in Edmonton, call 780-989-5595.