Our state of the art surgical area of the 10th Life mobile unit is equipped with top of the line sterilization equipment and practices, monitoring equipment, lighting, and more.
We perform an array of routine surgeries including, but not limited to:
Your cat's health and safety is our highest priority, which is why our standard protocol includes pre-anesthetic bloodwork as well as an IV catheter and IV fluids for every surgical procedure.
Prior to receiving anesthesia, our veterinarian will perform a thorough physical exam on your cat, review your cat’s medical history and discuss any risk factors.
While under anesthesia, your cat will receive monitoring and care comparable to what you’d receive if you underwent anesthesia. This includes intravenous fluids and/or medications to support your cat’s circulation and blood pressure; an endotracheal tube inserted into your pet’s trachea to deliver the anesthetic gas and provide oxygen to your cat’s lungs; pulse oximetry to measure the oxygenation of your cat’s blood; blood pressure monitoring; temperature monitoring and warming blankets to prevent hypothermia (low body temperature); and electrocardiography (ECG, also called EKG) to monitor your cat’s heart.
Once the procedure is done and it’s time for your cat to wake up from the anesthesia, your cat will be placed in a quiet, semi-dark cage to recover. Your cat will be closely monitored during this time to make sure that they are recovering normally and that care is provided quickly if there are any problems. Pads and blankets are used to keep your cat warm during the recovery. The endotracheal tube is removed when your pet is awake enough to swallow normally. Fluids and/or medications may be continued through recovery, depending on your pet’s condition.
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