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Veterinary Hospital and Cat Boarding Exclusively for Cats
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Surgery

Surgery


At Purrfurably Cats our goal is to make your cat as comfortable as possible before, during and following any procedure.  When your cat arrives for surgery, one of our staff will check them in and get them set up in a quiet, comfortable place.  Products such as, Feliway are used to minimize the anxiety your kitty may experience.  Boxes and warm towels are provided for the comfort of the cat.  We believe that it is important that the stress level be as low as possible prior to and after the surgery.


We regularly perform the following surgeries:

• Spays and Neuters

• Bladder surgery (cystotomy and Perineal Urethrostomy)

• Exploratory surgery

• Tumor removal

• Gastrointestinal surgeries

• Eye & eyelid surgery

• Some orthopedics (amputations)

• Biopsy

• Skin surgery

• Cryo surgery

• Wound repair and abscesses


Prior to surgery, Dr. Marcus will perform an exam and a pre-anesthetic blood panel will be drawn to ensure that your cat can safely undergo anesthesia.


Anesthesia:  We understand the natural fear of putting your beloved family member under anesthesia.  We minimize risks and feel our protocol and extensive monitoring provides exceptional safety for our patients.  We use one of the safest gas anesthetics on the market.  We initially give a pre-anesthetic injection which relaxes the kitty.  This injection is also reversible should we feel the need to immediately wake the kitty up.  Each patient receives an IV catheter and fluids to maintain blood pressure, body temperature and to administer medications.  An RVT will monitor your pet’s heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, body temperature and respiration during the entire procedure using the most up-to-date monitoring equipment.  Our results and safety record speak for themselves.


Surgical Suite:  Our hospital features a dedicated surgical suite. Our Surgical suite is used for surgery only. This room is kept as sterile as possible to minimize bacteria and other infectious organisms.  This room is equipped with a surgical table, thermal blankets, anesthesia and extensive monitoring equipment.


Pain Management:  We strive to keep your cat pain free.  We utilize a multi-modal approach that includes anti-inflammatories, local anesthetics, narcotic/opiods and general anesthesia to combat any pain your pet may experience.


Should your pet be dealing with a chronic pain situation such as arthritis, we can also discuss with you options and customize a pain management plan to fit your cat’s needs.


Post Operative Care:  A surgical nurse will continue to monitor your cat during it’s recovery and ensure its comfort.  We treat our patients like they are our own family members.