A surgical procedure might be necessary to treat a problem your pet is experiencing, like:
Spay or castration
Debridement or removal of damaged tissue
Exploration of the abdomen
Foreign body removal
During surgery, your pet will get:
Sterile procedure in a sterile theatre
Heat mat to stay warm
Fluid warmer to warm drip fluid
Intravenous fluid drip
Triple pain relief
The pet needs to come to the Hilton Vet Hospital on the appointed morning being fasted for 12 hours. Admission time is between 8 am and 9 am. You will be asked to weigh your pet and to then tuck them into a hospital bed. They accept it much better if you are involved. You then stay with your pet while you complete the admission form. This will give your pet some more time to settle in before you leave. The surgery is done under general gas anaesthesia.
A intravenous fluid drip is placed to keep the blood pressure stable and make sure your pet wakes up feeling fully hydrated. As we warm the drip fluid, your pet will be comfortable and warm during the surgical procedure. Your pet will be connected to an advanced surgical monitor that allows us to keep a close eye on temperature, heart rate, respiration and oxygen saturation. The surgery is done under total sterile conditions to prevent infections.
Your pet will receive triple pain relief to make sure all pain is under control. Pain relief includes an anti-inflammatory that lasts 24 hours, a strong pain killer that last 6 hours and a long acting local anaesthesia that blocks the pain at the surgical site. As soon as your pet is fully recovered from the anaesthesia and able to walk we will ring you and organise a time for you to pick up your pet.
Your pet might go home with an Elizabethan collar, depending on the surgery, to prevent her from licking the wound. We also provide pain relief for the next three days. After 2 weeks, the stitches are removed.