Surgical and Dentistry Services


Laser Surgery

Red Hills Animal Hospital is the only animal hospital in the area with a surgical laser. That means we are able to declaw cats (only if medically necessary, in which case, laser surgery is a major advancement in this procedure), perform oral, soft palate, reproductive, and cancer surgeries with minimal bleeding and pain for animals. We are able to use the surgical laser to perform minor surgeries for small growths and masses using local anesthesia.

Some more intensive surgeries require using general anesthesia, but rest-assured, your animal is in safe hands. We are highly-skilled in anesthesia monitoring. We routinely check on your pet’s heart rate, respiratory rate, ECG, Doppler, and blood oxygen levels while your pet is under anesthesia. We offer full monitoring of these parameter as well blood pressure and temperature.

By using an IV catheter for procedures, we greatly reduce the risk and effects of anesthesia. We also offer blood work prior to any anesthetic procedure.

Here are some of the surgical procedures we perform:

  • Spay/Neutering
  • Declaw
  • Mass Removal
  • Cystotomy (bladder stone removal)
  • Enucleation (eye removal)
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Emergency Surgeries (spleen removal, C-Sections)

Dentistry

Dental care is often one facet that is overlooked by pet owners. However, good dental hygiene is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Our hospital includes a full-service dental center. Not only can it be painful for your pet to have gingivitis or fractured teeth, poor dental health can lead to other health problems, including liver, kidney, and heart disease, as well as mouth cancer and periodontal bone disease/loss. Our dental procedures include a full mouth cleaning (with ultrasonic scaler), polishing, as well as scaling/probing for abscess and fractured teeth. We also provide fluoride treatment and dental antibiotic (oral medications for dogs and injections for cats).

When your pet has a dental cleaning at Red Hills Animal Hospital we take digital dental radiographs (xrays) on all of the teeth. About 40% of dental diseases occur below the gum line. If dental radiographs are not taken, almost half of the problems causing your dog or cat severe pain and chronic infections are likely to be missed. Our pets can’t talk to us and tell us if they have a cavity, toothache or difficulty eating. Dental radiographs are essential to oral and systemic health. We are one of the few hospitals in the region that have the capability to take dental radiographs. We also offer surgical and non surgical dental extractions when needed. For broken teeth or chipped teeth have the capability to do a bonded sealant (like a filling) if we think it will save the tooth.

 

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