This page shows the minimum surgery requirements for cats at Parkview Animal Hospital.Please see our surgery recommendations page which shows available surgery recommendations to help make surgical procedures safer and more comfortable for your cat.
Surgery Requirements for All Cats
1.All healthy non-diabetic cats must be fasted for 12 hours prior to admission for surgery.
2.All cats are required to have had a negative stool sample within the past year.If it has been over a year a fecal floatation test will be performed at a cost of $24 on the day of the surgery
3.All cats are required to be current on distemper vaccinations.If they are not current they will be given a distemper vaccination costing $23 on the day of the surgery.
4.All cats are required to be current on rabies vaccination. If they are not current they will be given a 1 or 3 year rabies vaccination costing $21 on the day of the surgery.
5.I.V. Fluids are required for all procedures.I.V. fluids help to prevent dehydration and maintain blood pressure during surgical procedures.
Additional Surgery Requirements for All Cat Declaw Surgeries
1.All Cat Declaws are required to use a laser in order to decrease bleeding and make the pet more comfortable following surgery.
2.All Cat Declaws are required to receive a pain injection to keep it more comfortable on the day of the surgery. The injection fee varies by weight.
3. All Cat declaws are required to go home with oral pain medication. The cost is dependent on the weight of the pet.
Additional Surgery Requirements for All Cats 1 year of age and Older
Cat's between 1-5 years of age are required to receive and PCV/TS ($17) mini panel prior to surgery to ensure health
Cat's over 5 years of age are required to receive a pre-surgical blood screen with a CBC ($63) to check for organ problems and infections prior to surgery