Byron Center Animal Hospital is completely set up to give your pet the top surgical care they require!
Pet Surgery in Byron Center, MI
The comfort and security of your pet are our top priorities at Byron Center Animal Hospital. We offer surgical options in a sterile and secure setting. Every surgical procedure comes with our top-notch anesthesia and monitoring services; allowing us to be precise in managing your pet’s anesthetic depth and ensuring maximum comfort during surgery. Most importantly, during surgery, our veterinarians can keep a close eye on each animal’s vital signs. At the Byron Center Animal Hospital, your animal is in capable hands.
Learn more about the components of your pet’s surgery.
Scientific evidence has shown that animals can benefit from pre-surgical care in the same way that people do. Like us, it is easier to prevent pain in our pets than to treat it. We are committed to providing your pet with pain relief before, during, and after their surgical procedure.
All surgical instruments, including needles and syringes are steam autoclaved between all procedures to ensure a fresh set of equipment is used for each and every surgery.
For almost every surgery we use an injectable anesthetic followed by an inhalant. While your pet is under anesthesia, we continue to maintain their comfort through the use of a breathing tube – this way, we can ensure that their airway is protected from aspiration or distress.
Our surgical suite is equipped with a monitor specifically designed for veterinary use. We also have specially trained, licensed technicians dedicated to monitoring your pet while they are under general anesthesia. During surgery, we are monitoring your pet’s heart/respiratory rate, blood pressure, and anesthetic depth.
Precision Suture Material
We use the highest quality suture material available. Many hospitals will cut costs by using expired human suture material, but we use only new, pet-friendly products. By sparing no expense on our materials, we can count on the best holding ability and the lowest number of adverse reactions.
We always have emergency drugs available should the need arise. We have the appropriate doses of these medications pre-calculated specifically for your pet and ready to dispense according to Michigan safety standards.
After surgery, we minimize risk by closely monitoring your pet until they are up and walking around, keeping an eye out for warning signs such as increased or decreased body temperature. We verify your pet’s temperature every 10-20 minutes for the first 1-2 hours after surgery to encourage proper recovery. Once your pet is fully conscious, they are taken for a short walk and fed a tasty, high-calorie snack.
We will provide you with detailed instructions on what to watch for and expect after your pet’s surgery. These instructions will be reviewed with you by one of our technicians who are available to answer any questions you may have.
Is declawing painful?
Declawing can be a very painful procedure. At Byron Center Animal Hospital, our goal is to minimize the pain your cat could experience. We provide pre-surgical pain relief, long-lasting post-surgical pain relief, and local anesthesia on the affected paws. The combination of these therapies ensures that your cat wakes from surgery comfortably and also has a restful recovery.
Will declawing change my cat’s temperament?
Many cats will continue to “scratch” after the procedure, causing no damage. Numerous studies have shown that declawing does not cause an increase in biting or other behavioral problems.
Where can I find more information about declawing?
Do I need to declaw my cat to get them to stop scratching?
Not necessarily; usually scratching can be prevented with environmental and behavioral training. Trim your cat’s nails regularly (we can show you how to do this), and provide them with an acceptable scratching area, such as a scratching post. You can also use a squirt bottle to deter your cat from scratching in a specific area. There are many products (Scat Mats, sticky tape, etc.) that can help. You can also place plastic nail coverings (Soft Paws) over the claws monthly. If your cat continues to be destructive or you have an immune-compromised individual in the house, declawing may be the way to go.
Can my cat still go outside after it is declawed?
Absolutely not. Without claws, your cat is less able to defend himself against dogs, cats, and other dangers; they can’t swat or climb to safety if they are attacked.
Veterinary Services in Byron Center, MI
Pet Annual Wellness Exams
Pet Spay & Neuter
Pet Diagnostic Imaging
Pet Dietary Consultations
Pet Dental Care
Pet In-House Laboratory
Pet Behavioral Counseling