Many pet parents might be scared of the prospect of surgery. At Albert North Veterinary Clinic, our doctors and team work together to keep your pet as safe and comfortable as possible before, during, and after the procedure. From routine spay and neuter to orthopedic and other complex surgeries, our skilled veterinarians can provide a range of surgical services. To know more about our surgical services, call us at 306-545-7211.
Should my dog fast before surgery?
Surgery must be done on an empty stomach to reduce the risk of vomiting during and after anesthesia. For most patients, we recommend a small snack at 9 pm the night before. PLEASE NOTE: In some circumstances, the veterinarian will provide you with specialized instructions for your pet. Always follow the doctor’s instructions.
What is pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test conducted in the clinic before surgery. This test will tell us if your pet is anemic or fighting a serious infection. It also gives us information on kidney and liver function and blood glucose. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to help determine if your pet is a good anesthetic candidate and what drugs or special precautions should be used for your pet.
How long do the sutures stay in after my pet’s surgery?
Procedures involving skin sutures require removal 10 to 14 days following the surgery. This is done here at the clinic. (Some procedures are performed with sutures that dissolve on their own.)