Dental Care and Pet Surgery in Saint John
From quality dental care to effective pet surgery in Saint John, the team at Fundy Animal Hospital offers everything. Our experienced and skilled staff makes every effort to give your pet the best care possible. We are committed to offering quality anesthetic care by monitoring all the vitals such as heart rate, oxygen levels and respiratory rate. We are well equipped with all the modern equipment to make sure your pet receives the best possible care. You can also visit our clinic for orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries.
Before a Scheduled Anesthesia
The evening prior to the scheduled anesthesia, please withhold food after 8 o’clock pm and water after 6 o’clock on the morning of the surgery.
If your pet is currently taking medications, please notify a veterinary health care professional upon admittance.
Please drop off your pet at the hospital between 8:00 A.M and 8:30 A.M the morning of surgery and be prepared to sign a consent form and leave a contact number. In addition, your pet should be walked just prior to hospital admittance. This allows your pet to get a bit of exercise as well as alleviate him/herself prior to the surgery.
Prior to Surgery or Dental Procedures in Saint John
To ensure your pet can properly process and eliminate an anesthetic, we run tests to confirm that your pet’s organs are functioning properly and to find hidden health conditions that could put your pet at risk.
Pre-surgical Blood Work
Like you, our greatest concern is the well-being of your pet. Before putting your pet under anesthesia, we perform a full physical examination. However, many conditions, including disorders of the liver, kidneys or blood, are not detected unless blood testing is performed. Such tests are especially important before any kind of surgery. For such reasons, we highly recommend blood screening before any surgical procedure.
Fluid Therapy Intra-operatively
While your pet is under anesthesia, a variety of effects are produced from the anesthetic drugs and surgical procedures. These effects include low blood pressure, decreased blood flow to the kidneys and other organs and water loss.
The benefits of fluid replacement while under a general anesthetic include the following: faster recovery times, preventing dehydration, decreasing the risk of low blood pressure, maintaining organ function (especially kidneys), clearing the anesthetic drugs from the system and having intravenous access in the case of an emergency. For younger, healthy animals, intravenous fluids while under surgery are considered optional, but for animals over the age of 7, or with a concurrent medical illness, intra-operative fluids are required.
On your pet's day of admission, you will be asked Yes/No to have pre-surgical blood work testing or intra-operative fluids administered to your pet.
When you come to pick up your pet, veterinary health care professional will review detailed discharge instructions and answer any questions you may have.
Spaying and Neutering
To help controlling the pet population, it is important to remove the reproductive organs from your pet’s body. This also reduces the risk of various hormone-related diseases such as cancer and infections of sexual organs. We perform spays and neuters at Fundy Animal Hospital.
From regular cleaning and brushing to taking preventative care, we do everything to maintain good oral and dental hygiene for your pets. We also provide ultrasonic scale and teeth polishing services. Visit us for regular dental care tips for your pets to avoid pain and discomfort from unhealthy dental conditions.
Multiwave Locked System (MLS) Laser Therapy
MLS laser therapy is a painless treatment for pain and inflammation. Some of its benefits include:
Postoperative pain relief
Faster wound healing
Relief from acute pain such as trauma or injury
Relief from chronic pain such as arthritis