Anesthesia and Pain Medication
All surgery requires anesthesia and many cat owners are understandably apprehensive about this procedure. At Cat Care PC of Rochester Hills, we recommend pre-operative blood work in order to assess our patient's ability to handle anesthesia before performing the surgical procedure. Our doctors also perform a physical exam on the day of surgery, review everything with the owner and answer any questions.
Once a patient is admitted to the hospital, per doctor instructions, she is given a pre-anesthetic medication to help relieve anxiety and facilitate a smooth induction with the anesthetic agent. All of our anesthetic procedures are performed by Licensed Veterinary Technicians using isoflurane-a gas inhalant. We have found isoflurane to be safe for our feline patients while producing few post-operative effects such as disorientation and vomiting. Many times, our dental patients can be sent home within an hour or two of waking from the procedure. During surgery, all patients are intubated, maintained on an anesthetic machine, and monitored continuously with a pusle oximeter.
We are very concerned about post-operative pain in our feline patients. We take every step to ensure each cat is as comfortable as possible after surgery by using the safest and most effective medications available. Our clinic also provides a quiet, calm environment in which our patients can recover from surgery.