Whether your pet is experiencing an emergency or is in for a scheduled procedure, our veterinarians will explain every step, possible complications, and provide complete discharge instructions to ensure your pet has a successful home recovery.
Examples of surgical procedures often conducted at Ohana Pet Hospital include (but are not limited to):
- Spays and Neuters
- Dewclaw removal
- Removal of bladder stones
- Surgical mass excisions and biopsies
- Abdominal exploratory surgery for foreign body removal
- Prophylactic gastropexy for “bloat”
- Hernia repairs
- Cherry eye repair
A Word About Anesthesia
We understand that the use of anesthesia can be scary for some. At Ohana Pet Hospital we strive to make anesthesia as safe a procedure as possible.
Prior to an anesthetic procedure, we conduct a physical exam and blood tests to ensure your pet is healthy and capable of dealing with anesthetic medications. We then create an individualized anesthetic plan tailored for you pet.
Rest assured, while under anesthesia, each of our patients has a dedicated anesthetist who is in charge of monitoring and making adjustments as needed.
Other steps taken to assure your pet’s safety during anesthesia include:
- Placement of an IV catheter and administration of intravenous fluids
- ECG and blood pressure monitoring
- Pulse oximetry (a measure of blood oxygenation)
- Temperature monitoring
- Heart and respiratory rate
Please schedule an appointment today if you feel your pet needs surgery, whether that’s for the spaying/neutering of your healthy puppy or kitten, tumor removal from a senior pet, or other surgical procedure.