Cat or Dog Surgery at Our Practice
As a member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), we follow best practices during surgery to keep pets safe and comfortable. The number of surgeries we're experienced at are just as extensive as our safety practices. From soft-tissue to orthopedic, you can feel comfortable scheduling cat or dog surgery at Lake Shore Pet Hospital. All our services, including surgical, are easily accessible to Pasadena and area communities.
Our Surgical Capabilities
We're happy to perform soft-tissue and some orthopedic surgeries, including elective and nonelective. Whether your dog needs to be treated for a twisted stomach or your cat needs to have spay or neuter surgery, we can take care of them. Since we stay current with veterinary medicine's best practices, we continually educate ourselves on the most recent surgical techniques. Most of all, we care for pets like they're our own and we wouldn't crop our puppies' ears. Therefore, you won't find either ear cropping or tail docking performed at our animal hospital.
Surgeries we perform include:
- Spaying or neutering
- Foreign body removal
- Tumor or mass removal
- Minor fracture repair
- Cystotomy (to treat bladder problems)
- Gastrotomy (to relieve bloat and stomach problems)
- Patellar Luxation (to treat dislocated kneecaps)
- Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) repair (to treat hind limb lameness)
How We Take Care of Pets
We follow thorough surgical guidelines to guard your pet's complete safety and comfort. We do this as an AAHA member hospital, but also because we care. If your cat or dog needs surgery, we'll run pre-anesthetic bloodwork before their scheduled surgery to check for any underlying conditions. Since bloodwork helps us understand your pet's internal body chemistry, we precisely administer the correct amount of anesthetic medicine. This extra, cautionary step is especially important to help avoid complications. During surgery, your pet's vital signs, including their heart rate, blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen levels, are watched with state-of-the-art equipment.
Our attention to detail doesn't stop once the surgery is complete. As your pet awakens from sedation, they will be kept warm on a heated table with heated blankets to reduce any risk of hypothermia. Afterward, you will be promptly informed about how your pet is doing and a pick-up time will be set.
To reduce your pet's discomfort and minimize their risk of accidental self-injury, we offer PetVet Wear post-op recovery shirts. These garments keep surgical sites well protected without the hassle of an e-collar and are much more effective.
Let our skilled treatment give your pet the care they deserve. Contact us for more information or to schedule your pet's surgery today.
Was looking for a new vet for my two greyhounds and found LSPH! What a gem! We were their first patient the day after the open house!