Comprehensive and Advanced Dog and Cat Surgery in Altadena
Whether your pet needs a routine spay/neuter or orthopedic surgery, Dr. Sahi and his team have the capabilities to safely and effectively perform these procedures. Dog or cat surgery can be a stressful experience for both pets and their owners. We can assure you that your pet will receive the best care while they are with us, including close monitoring and proper pain control.
We believe that it's important to offer a greater variety of advanced surgical services at Altadena Pet Hospital, because pets can experience a variety of health problems. Tumors, bone fractures, intestinal blockages and other conditions require surgical intervention to improve or even save the patient's life.
In addition to offering an array of services, we can also perform advanced laser surgery to reduce discomfort and aid in recovery. Learn more about our dog and cat surgery services, pain management and safety protocols in the sections below.
Our Dog and Cat Surgical Services
In addition to offering orthopedic surgeries for treating acute or chronic issues, we can perform a variety of soft tissue surgeries:
- Spaying and neutering
- Mass removals
- Foreign body removal (intestinal blockage)
- Wound repair
- Cherry eye repair
- Bladder stone removal (cystotomy)
- Ear cropping (an elective procedure for specific breeds)
Safety, Monitoring and Pain Management
Every pet must undergo a pre-surgical exam and possible blood work to evaluate their health. By checking for underlying issues and measuring blood and organ values, we can minimize health risks.
During surgery, each pet will be placed under general anesthesia and receive intravenous (IV) fluids. We use sevoflurane anesthetic, which is the safest inhalant for pets. A technician will monitor your pet's heart, respiration, and oxygen levels throughout the surgery. In most cases, surgery patients will go home with their owners in the afternoon. However, if your pet requires extra care and support, we would be glad to keep them overnight with us.
All pets receive appropriate pain control before, during and after their surgery. We may also send home oral pain relief medication to help your pet recover more comfortably.
If you need to schedule a pre-surgical consultation with our veterinarian, call us today at (626) 798-0738 or schedule an appointment using our online form.
We are so happy to be a client of the Altadena Pet Hospital. Dr. Sahi and his incredible staff have treated our two Babies Dodger Dog and Baby cat. It’s like an extended family. The staff is very attentive and loving towards our animals. They treat all the animals, as if they are their own.
Romi and Marina