Surgeries for Dogs & Cats
Our veterinary team in Kanata offers a variety of surgical procedures at our animal hospital and always adheres to stringent surgical protocols.
During each surgery, your pet will have a dedicated veterinary technician administering anesthesia while continuously monitoring your pet using monitoring equipment. Pain management will also be provided by our veterinary team to help keep your pet comfortable.
Post-operative monitoring and pain management are our priorities following surgery. Your veterinarian will provide you with thorough instructions for post-operative at-home care for your pet.
What to Expect from Surgery
We will always provide you with any information regarding a surgical procedure we are recommending as well as any post-operative care your pet will need at home. We strive to follow the stringent surgical protocols at our animal hospital.
At Bridlewood Animal Hospital, we are able to provide surgical services to treat a number of conditions and repair damage due to injury or trauma.
Our team routinely performs the following elective and non-elective surgeries:
- Spaying & Neutering
When we spay or neuter a cat or dog, we surgically sterilize them to prevent disease and undesirable behaviors as well as unwanted litters of kittens or puppies.
- Mass Removal
Masses on and under the skin are a fairly common condition among cats and dogs. Masses can also grow inside a body cavity and can be serious or life-threatening.
Wounds occur when living tissue has been cut, broken, burnt, torn, or otherwise damaged.
Any wound should be thoroughly cared for by a vet who will clean and disinfect the area to avoid infection.
- Dental Surgery
Our veterinarians provide dental surgery for dogs and cats in order to help restore your pet’s oral health.
The Surgery Process
If our vet determines that your pet requires surgery, we will provide you with all information regarding the surgery and confirm that you are comfortable making the decision to move ahead.
If your pet requires advanced care, our vets will refer you to a veterinary surgeon near Kanata, and work closely with your vet surgeon to monitor the process and provide ongoing care for your pet.
Surgical protocols at our clinic include:
Pre-surgical assessments. The first step will be for our vets to review the specifics of the procedure, complete a physical exam of the patient, and make sure all necessary blood tests have been completed and reviewed by the vet in order to lower the possible risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Dedicated surgical suites. Surgeries are only performed in a surgical suite that we have dedicated to this purpose. This room is kept completely sterile to prevent infection and cross-contamination.
Surgical attire. Our team wears disposable caps, masks, and single-use sterile gloves when they are in the surgical suite. As well, surgical gowns are worn by any team member directly involved in the procedure.
Sterile packs and equipment. We diligently examine, clean, wrap, and sterilize our surgical instruments prior to every surgery.