Animal Surgery & Pain Management
We offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology for animal surgery. All patients are carefully screened with a full blood profile for safety. Intravenous catheters and fluid therapy are the standard for any pet undergoing anesthesia. This provides safe venous access for medication administration and fluid therapy helps to maintain appropriate blood pressure throughout the procedure. Our drug protocols are specifically tailored to your individual pets' needs. Surgical services and facilities include: heated surgery tables for greater comfort; advanced sterilization techniques; ECG and oxygen saturation monitors; dopplar blood pressure monitor.
Our veterinarians have the capability of using the services of a mobile Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon when indicated.
Our animal surgery services are available 5 days a week from Monday to Friday and include:
- Entropion/ Extropion Repair
- Bladder Stone Removal
- Growth Removals
- Exploratory Surgery
- Foreign Body Removal
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Laceration Repair
- Dewclaw Removal
Animal Surgery Follow-up Care:
After your animal undergoes a procedure at Central Houston Animal Hospital, you will be given a list of post anesthetic or post-operative instructions.
We will often ask you to watch for vomiting or inappetence which may be seen after anesthesia. Most of the time we recommend only feeding about 1/3 of the normal meal size for the first at home meal and after dental care, soft food may be the best option for a few days.
We also want to know if your animal has a cough after anesthesia. This may occur because of tracheal irritation from entubation and there are medications that can help your animal if this uncommon sequela occurs.
If surgery is performed on your pet, we often ask that your pet is only leashed walked and kept quiet for at least a week post surgery. Occasionally, an Elizabethan collar or protective clothing is needed to deter your animal from bothering the surgery site.
You will receive a call the day after your pet returns home from one of our staff members.
We want to know your animal is doing well!!!
Animal Pain Management
Veterinary patients feel pain and discomfort under the same circumstances as people do. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. Central Houston Animal Hospital offers a multimodal pain control approach including non steroidal anti-inflammatories, Adequan injections, pain patches,opiod and non-Opiod injections.
Pain control is most efficacious when it is started before a painful procedure even begins.
At Central Houston Animal Hospital, our number one goal is to keep your pet comfortable and happy!!!