Please review all of the information below and complete this form before your pet’s surgical appointment. If you have any questions, please call 228-832-0125.
Research and our own observations have confirmed that pets receiving anodynes or medications that relieve pain recover much faster than pets that are not given analgesic medications. Consequently, we will administer an analgesic prior to your pet undergoing any surgical procedure. Also, to aid in minimizing post-surgical pain, we will dispense an analgesic for you to give to your pet at home. These medications are included in the cost of the surgery.
Humans undergoing anesthetics are given anti-nausea medications to reduce the side effects of anesthesia and some pain-relieving medications. Likewise, pets can experience nausea and reluctance to eat following an anesthetic; this uncomfortable feeling can sometimes lasting for days following surgery. We recommend offering your pet an injection of anti-nausea medication prior to surgery; this will add an additional $35-75 (depending on the size of your pet) to the cost of surgery.
1-50 lb: $35.00
51-120 lb: $55.00
121 lb and up: $75.00
Pre-Anesthesia Blood and/or Urine Testing:
Adequate kidney and liver function, as well as glucose, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, are essential to the maintenance of health and for the metabolism and excretion of anesthesia agents. The test includes measurements of blood urea nitrogen (BUN), ALT, alkaline phosphatase, glucose, and creatinine to assess liver and kidney function; a complete blood count (CBC) to check for anemia, measure platelets (essential for blood clotting), and a breakdown of the various types of white blood cells necessary for healing and defense. If abnormalities are detected, the veterinarian will contact you, discuss the significance of the abnormalities, and may recommend further testing or special monitoring during and after the procedure. A pre-anesthesia test is recommended for ALL surgical patients and required for all pets over eight years of age.