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Surgical and Dentistry Services


Laser Surgery

Red Hills Animal Hospital and Desert Hills Animal Hospital are the only animal hospitals 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

dog dentistryDental 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).

We also offer full dental extractions if needed. When your pet comes in, we take dental radiographs, studies show that 40-50% of dental disease is below the gum lines. If dental radiographs are not taken, half of the problems cause your pet pain and chronic infections is likely being missed. Because our pets can't talk to us and tell us if they have pain of a problem with their teeth, dental radiographs are essential to oral health. We are one of the few animal hospitals in the region with these capabilities.

 

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