Surgery has an important role to play in keeping your pet healthy. A variety of conditions are best treated with veterinary surgery, which can provide lasting results and give your pet the best possible quality of life.
At The Animalife Veterinary Center in Naples, we set the standard for quality surgical services. And while we certainly want you to be informed about their benefits, we are also glad to address your concerns. Like human surgery, cat and dog surgeries have their risks, but these are kept to a minimum through attentive monitoring and a precise anesthesia process. In addition to reducing discomfort, keeping your pet safe is always our highest priority. Call (239) 778-9777 to learn more about how our team can help your pet.
We're dedicated to meeting our patients' needs in any way possible. Our team is trained and highly capable of providing many different soft tissue surgeries, such as:
Spay and neuter
Mass removal (tumors, cysts, skin growths, etc.)
Eye surgeries to repair cornea, correct eyelid abnormalities and improve vision
Ear surgeries to increase airflow into the ear canal and prevent infections
Wound cleaning and suturing
Foreign body removal
... and more!
Anesthesia has certain risks, but we make sure your pet is healthy before taking the next step.
A physical exam and blood testing will show us if there are any underlying issues and help us evaluate potential safety risks.
If your pet checks out healthy, we'll move forward to determine the proper anesthesia protocols and administer medication to ensure greater comfort during and after surgery.
We place an IV catheter to give fluids during surgery; this offers essential hydration, organ support, and maintains blood pressure.
While under anesthesia, your pet's body temperature will naturally begin to decrease. To keep their temperature up, we use hot water bottles, warm blankets, and other safe methods.
Each doctor is accompanied by a skilled veterinary nurse who stays by your pet's side to monitor their vital signs. This includes:
Blood oxygen concentration
It is normal for pets to be groggy and disoriented after their surgery. However, you or a trusted family member needs to be with them to make sure they're eating, drinking, and moving around comfortably. Keeping incision sites clean and dry will prevent inflammation and infection, which can slow your pet's recovery and make it much more difficult overall.
You can expect to receive instructions from your veterinarian to help you with at-home care. We also expect to hear from you if your pet is not healing properly or is showing unusual behaviors. Call us at (239) 778-9777 to talk to one of our veterinarians about cat and dog surgeries.