We always recommend the best possible for your pet and that you understand the care options available to you. We do understand that there is a conflict in what is best and what is most economical. We also understand that as a pet owner you also have other obligations and responsibilities. We always try to price all of our services as affordable as possible to you
Pre-anesthetic Blood Profile with CBC
For all surgery patients we recommend a pre-anesthetic blood profile with a CBC which costs $60. This blood work provides us with valuable information about your pet’s health on the day of surgery.
The Pre-anesthetic Blood Profile with a CBC checks:
Kidney Values: BUN and Creatine are evaluated. These are kidney function tests. It is important to know these values prior to surgery. If a pet has a kidney problem we can change the anesthetic protocol or add Fluid Therapy in order to make the procedure safer. In some cases we may find it is best to delay or forego a procedure if the problem is severe.
Liver Enzymes: ALT and ALP are elevated. These can indicate a serious problem which may need to be resolved prior to surgery or a change in the anesthetic protocol.
Blood Glucose: Blood Glucose is important to check for diabetes which could significantly increase the risk from Surgery and Anesthesia. It also checks for hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) which could indicate a serious problem as well as the need to supplement the pet during the procedure
Total Protein: The level of protein in the body is important in determining General Health as well as the possibility of dehydration, protein losing or protein production problems.
CBC: The CBC checks both Red and White Blood Cells.
The Red Cells count and percent compared to serum are important in determining dehydration and also anemia.
The White Cells Count is very important because it can let know if your pet is likely to have an infection which could cause a problem during the surgery.
For all surgery patients we require I.V. Fluids. Giving I.V. Fluids to your pet provides the following important benefits
Helps to maintain blood pressure which is important in perfusing the tissues with oxygen
Helps to maintain hydration which improves the safety of the surgical procedure.
Can help the pet wake up more quickly and feel better after the procedure
The I.V. catheter placed for the I.V. Fluids can serve as a port for medications if there are any complications or problems during the procedure.
Laser Surgery has many benefits.It can significantly decrease bleeding during the procedure and make you pet much more comfortable afterword which speeds recovery.The laser is required for all routine surgeries.
We care about your pet and want your pet to be as comfortable and as pain free as possible during and after its surgery. We have pain injections which we can give to make your pet more comfortable during your pets stay with us and medications which you can take home following surgery. The cost varies depending on the size of your pet and the type of medication which would be most appropriate for your pet.
Many pets benefit from regular dental care. Unfortunately pets need to be anesthetized for what would normally be a routine dental procedure for you and me. While pets are under anesthesia for other procedures if is often a good idea to perform cleanings and other needed dental procedures. The cost can vary depending on the type of procedure and the severity of existing dental problems.
Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunosuppressive Virus Testing
Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunosuppressive Virus are like AIDS disease in people.The can cause infections which normally would not occur, anemia, secondary cancers and delayed healing.Cats can get these diseases from their mothers, bite wounds and secretions from carrier animals.If you cat has either of these diseases there is an increased risk from surgery.If you test your cat and it is negative there is a very effective vaccination available to prevent you cat from getting it in the future.The cost of the test is $36.The cost for a Feline Leukemia vaccination is $24.The first time your pet is vaccinated against Feline Leukemia it would require a 2 set series with each vaccination costing $24.