SurgicalThe doctors at Four Paws Animal Hospital at Johns Creek perform routine and emergency surgeries on dogs and cats. Spays and neuters are the most common surgery that we perform, as this is the most common surgical procedure that dogs and cats get during their life.

We also routinely perform the following soft tissue surgeries: mass removals, abdominal exploratory surgery, bladder surgery, intestinal surgery, ophthalmic surgery, and many other types of surgery.

Surgery patients are admitted the day of surgery and usually are dismissed the same day, although sometimes they do stay overnight for observation. Patients get preoperative blood work prior to their procedure. We check kidney and liver values, blood sugar, red and white blood cell counts, as well as other important parameters to ensure that your pet is healthy for anesthesia. Patients also have an Surgicalintravenous catheter placed in their front limb. The catheter allows us to give fluids during surgery, but also gives immediate access for emergency drugs in case of an anesthetic problem. While your pet is sedated, we monitor his/her blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen level, and temperature. For patients with a preexisting heart condition, we recommend chest x–rays and an electrocardiogram prior to sedation, which we can perform on site.

We take every precaution possible prior to, during, and after anesthesia to ensure the safety of your pet. We understand that even with all these precautions, you may still be nervous to sedate your pet. This feeling is understandable; please feel free to speak with us about your questions and concerns.

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