In case your pet requires oral surgery for tooth extraction, you should know our veterinarians took the veterinary medical oath upon becoming doctors and part of that oath is to aid in the "relief of animal suffering". We take that oath very seriously and the doctors and staff of Family Pet Hospital recognize that alleviating pain is paramount to the care and comfort of your pet. Every surgical patient has pain medications administered before, during, and after surgery. Our team believes that if we would like pain medication for our own surgery, so would our pets. If you have questions about how we can improve the comfort of your pet please talk to one of our team members.
Anesthesia Safety and Surgical Monitoring
Anesthetic procedures (surgical and dental) are performed with your pet's safety in mind. Although no surgical procedure is considered risk free, we maintain rigorous standards of safety. A staff member is dedicated to monitoring your pet throughout their entire procedure and recovery time and our doctors use only the safest drug protocols and inhalant (gas) anesthetic tailored to your pet's specific condition and needs.
At Family Pet Hospital your pet will have an IV catheter placed prior to surgery to insure that your pet maintains adequate hydration and provide a readily accessible port for emergency medications to be given if necessary. All of our surgical patients will be monitored with a pulse oximeter (measures oxygen in the blood), and ECG (measures heart rate and rhythm), capnography (measures breathing function), blood pressure, and temperature. Our surgical table is heated to maintain your pet's body heat and make them as comfortable as possible. A dedicated assistant will be monitoring your pet throughout their procedure so your mind can rest easy.
Oral health is important for your pet's overall well being. Family Pet Hospital offers a wide range of services from teaching clients how to brush their pet's teeth to periodontal surgery and everything in between. Dental disease is the number one diagnosed disease in dogs and cats today. Bacteria from dental disease move throughout the body and can cause damage to vital organs such as the heart. It is estimated that by the age of 3, up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats are already affected by dental disease. Prevention is the key, beginning with oral care at home and continuing with more advanced care at Family Pet Hospital.
All of our dental procedures are performed under general anesthesia which is the ONLY safe and effective way to perform a thorough oral exam and safe and complete dental cleaning on your pet.
Unfortunately a dental (sometimes referred to as a COHAT or Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment) is not the same at all veterinary hospitals. To get high quality care you need to investigate and and choose a hospital with high standards. A good clinic should be willing to discuss their procedures with you including the type of anesthetics and monitoring equipment used to ensure the safety of your pet.
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