At Cascade Veterinary Clinic, we are proud to offer a full range of surgical services for your pet, from the smallest laceration to complicated orthopedic procedures. Even though results can never be guaranteed when dealing with living organisms, we can guarantee you our best efforts in accomplishing the following goals:
For your family pet to be comfortable and safe and to experience the best possible recovery. For you to be well educated and fully informed about what will be done, what the risks are, and what we plan to accomplish.
To give you an honest assessment and prognosis so that you can make the best decision regarding your pet's surgical needs.
Anesthesia and Monitoring for Your Pet
Your pet's safety is always our primary concern especially whenever anesthesia is involved. Our veterinarians customize the anesthetic protocol for each patient's individual needs. We strongly recommend pre-anesthetic blood testing. Testing allows us to diagnose and treat previously undetected medical problems. It can also guide us in our choice of anesthetic. We may also recommend intravenous (IV) fluids on surgical patients to maintain normal blood pressure and to allow rapid intravenous administration of any medications that might be urgently needed. Your pet's vital signs are monitored during general anesthesia and surgery using any of the following methods:
- Pulse oximetry (measures the oxygen level in the blood)
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Heart rate
- Respiratory rate