Our goal at Cashua Veterinary Care is to partner with you in providing your precious animal companion with a life of health and wellness. To that end, in addition to our extensive menu of veterinary services, we offer pet surgery to combat physical issues that may arise.
Your pet's surgery will be performed here in our veterinary clinic so you have the confidence of knowing your pet is under the care of our skilled veterinarian, Kate Atwood using our state-of-the art equipment and surgical instruments. You can also be assured that our experienced and well-trained animal health technicians will be monitoring his vital signs while under anesthesia, and continuing to keep watch over him throughout the recovery period. Call us now for an appointment!
Spaying or neutering your cat or dog not only contributes to efforts to reduce pet overpopulation, but also negates the possibility of your female falling victim to uterine cancer and your male to prostrate issues in their later years. We encourage having this safe cat and dog surgery performed at a young age since it will improve their behavior and decrease the chances of forming unpleasant habits like spraying to mark territory, roaming, and displaying aggression. Since a spayed or neutered animal neither attracts nor is attracted to other animals during heat periods, their chances of being exposed to infectious diseases is greatly diminished.
On the day of surgery, your pet will be given a sedative before anesthesia. Anesthesia may be administered through injection or inhalation, depending on the length of the surgery and the condition of the animal. The surgical site will them be shaved and disinfected, and in some cases an IV will be inserted to deliver antibiotics or additional anesthetics.
Although we use safe anesthesia methods, we recommend all cats and dogs, especially the very old and very young, have a pre-op workup done which includes blood work and in some cases an EKG or X-rays. Since we know how difficult it is to sit and wait, we will report back to you as soon as possible. But rest assured, your beloved pet is always in good hands at our practice.
The possibility exists that, despite your care and vigilance, your pet may encounter conditions that require veterinary surgery. These can range from infected bites or abscessed wounds to ingestion of foreign objects to mouth and skin disorders, benign growths and unfortunately, cancer in major organs. Fortunately, today's pet owners have surgical options for their animals that didn't exist as recently as five years ago.