**A cone collar is recommended for all patients who have a surgical incision. Pets can open an incision very quickly if they have access to it. Closing an incision that has been opened is very costly and often requires additional anesethesia and medications.
HOMEAGAIN MICROCHIP REGISTRATION
If you elected for your pet to be microchipped today, please fill out this section so that we can register your pet's microchip with your current information. This will be your contact information if your pet is lost, so please verify that all information is up to date.
Growths To Be Removed:
You may have discussed the number and location of growths with the doctor prior toyour procedure, but we still prefer to have each growth clearly marked before surgery.
Growths can be marked with a black permanent marker for a light colored pet; or, on a dark-colored pet, you can trim the hair or shave the area around the growth
We require pre-anesthetic blood work and ECG for all pets. This permits us to rule out any pre-existing internal problem that may not be physically evident, but could lead to serious complications under anesthesia.
There are two main components to routine blood work: the Complete Blood Count (or CBC) and the chemistry. The CBC provides detailed information about the various blood cells and platelets. Low counts of certain blood cells can indicate hidden conditions such as anemia, bleeding, bone marrow, or immune system disorders. High counts of certain blood cells can indicate conditions such as dehydration, inflammation or infection.
The chemistry consists of a panel of various proteins, enzymes and other chemicals in the bloodstream, these levels can indicate healthy or unhealthy conditions of the organs.