Cats are wonderful pets; in fact, over 25% of US households share their home with a feline companion, according to the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association). They’re cute, cuddly, comical, and provide delightful companionship! But there are some things you will want to keep in mind to keep your cat's health in tip-top shape. Since August 22 is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day, we're sharing 5 habits that positively impact the health of your cat!
As a full-service veterinary clinic, Countryside Veterinary Clinic offers more than just preventative and diagnostic services. Dr. Kutchins performs a wide range of surgical procedures. Her capabilities range from routine spay, neuter and dental prophylaxis/oral surgeries to lumpectomies (mass removal), bone fracture repair, cystotomy (bladder stone removal), enucleation (removal of eye), and other non-routine soft tissue procedures.
Before Your Pet’s Surgery
We know that making a decision about surgery for your canine or feline companion can be an emotional time. Our staff at Countryside Veterinary Clinic is more than happy to answer any questions you have to ease your mind and make you more comfortable with the process.
On the day of surgery your pet may be admitted early in the morning. For pets that have anxiety issues, we accommodate later drop-off. This allows us to monitor your pet before surgery and perform a physical examination and pre-anesthetic bloodwork to be sure that no underlying health issues are present. We then administer the anesthesia and shave the fur where incisions will be made and sterilize the skin. Your pet will be well taken care of by their personal surgical assistant, who will continually monitor his/her heart rate and breathing during every stage of surgery. All pets will receive a pain/anti-inflammatory injection.
After Your Pet’s Surgery
When your pet’s surgery is complete, he/she is awakened from anesthesia and continues to be monitored until fully awake. We then contact you with an update on your pet’s status and let you know that your four-legged friend is ready to be picked up. While you’re here, we provide detailed instructions on how to care for your pet at home and what to expect.
We care about your pet’s well-being and will work to keep him/her as comfortable as possible throughout the surgical procedure as well as during her recovery. We will prescribe pain medication when needed to ensure a restful recuperation at home and schedule a follow-up appointment with you to ensure your pet is healing as expected.