Your pet will be checked in by the technician that will then be working with your pet from start to finish. At check in you will receive a brief synopsis of the procedure and which services will be performed on your pet. You will be able to ask any questions that you may have, and have peace of mind knowing that your pet will receive the highest standard of care available. We do our best to keep you informed of any changes that have been made in the surgical plan of your pet via the telephone. Please be sure to leave a phone number that you will be accessible at.
Your pet will receive a pre-anesthetic physical exam ensuring that their vital signs indicate that they are ready to undergo anesthesia. We will place a catheter in your pet ensuring access to your pets vein for both the anesthetic drugs as well as fluid therapy & allows us to control blood pressure throughout surgery as well as aiding to flush the anesthetic drugs out of you pets system quickly, if needed. This creates a less groggy effect for your pet post operatively
You will receive a phone call post operatively informing you that your pet is doing well and surgery has been completed. At that time the technician will set up a discharge time for you to pick your pet up. Please allow enough time for the Doctor or technician to discuss the procedure, physical exam findings, and discharge instructions with you. Feel free to ask any post operative questions that you may have at that time. You will receive a copy of the discharge instructions to take home indicating all restrictions and medications necessary for your pets recovery. You will then be set up a recheck and/or suture removal, depending on the type of procedure.
Signs your dog or care needs a dental: Signs your horse needs a floatation:
- Bad Breath - Balls of hay or grass in the cheeks or dropping from mouth
- Difficulty Breathing - Difficulty chewing
- Drooling - Weight Loss
- Bleeding along the gums - Odor from mouth
- Sensitive to being touched near the mouth - Reluctant to eat grain
By the time your dog or cat is showing you these signs, they may already have periodontal disease, which is caused by a build-up of plaque. This is causing them pain and putting them at risk for kidney, liver and heart disease. All pets need dental care as they age, but some breeds have more issues regardless of age because of genes and the shape of their mouths. You can prevent dental disease and pain by brushing your pets teeth or having the veterinarian clean their teeth to prevent the plaque build-up.
Horses teeth continue to “erupt” throughout their life to help with wear from grazing. Without regular dental care (floating), their teeth can develop uneven wear and enamel points which cause pain when they eat.