At Cat Care PC of Rochester Hills, we strive to provide a warm and caring environment for each surgical patient. Our doctors, with the assistance of licensed veterinary technicians, employ progressive surgical techniques using strict operating room protocol.
Our spays, neuters, and declaw surgical packages include pre-anesthetic bloodwork, pain management, and a microchip. Our dentistry procedures include pre, post, and peri-operative medication, IV fluids, and full mouth radiographs.
- Exploratory laparotomy: Biopsies of Liver, Spleen, Pancreas, and Bowel
- Skin biopsies
Anesthesia and Pain Medication
All surgery requires anesthesia and many cat owners are understandably apprehensive about this procedure. At Cat Care PC of Rochester Hills, we recommend pre-operative blood work in order to assess our patient's ability to handle anesthesia before performing the surgical procedure. Our doctor also performs a physical exam on the day of surgery, reviews everything with the owner, and answers any questions. Once a patient is admitted to the hospital, she is given a pre-anesthetic medication to help relieve anxiety and facilitate a smooth induction with the anesthetic agent.
All of our anesthetic procedures are performed by Licensed Veterinary Technicians using isoflurane-a gas inhalant. We have found isoflurane to be safe for our feline patients while producing few post-operative effects such as disorientation and vomiting. Our dental patients and many soft tissues surgical patients can be sent home within a few hours of the end of the procedure.
Patients are monitored throughout the procedure by listening to their hearts and watching their breathing rate. While a licensed veterinary technician and veterinarian manually monitor the patient, we concurrently use a pulse-oximeter. This is a monitoring machine that tells the technician the patient's heart rate, oxygen levels, and their breathing rate.
Body temperature is also monitored throughout the procedure. To help maintain body temperature, we utilize various sources of heat like electric heating pads, hot water blankets, warm towels, socks placed on the patient's extremities, self heating pads, and hot water bottles. We also have the ability to recover a patient in a heated cage.
We are very concerned about post-operative pain in our feline patients. We take every step to ensure each cat is as comfortable as possible after surgery by using the safest and most effective medications available. Our clinic also provides a quiet, calm environment in which our patients can recover from surgery.