Healing Paws Veterinary Care has a fully operational, state of the art, surgical suite to perform an array of surgeries. From the most basic spays and neuters, to advanced soft tissue surgery, we provide optimal surgical care.
Dental disease is one of the most prominent diseases found in our companion animals, perhaps second only to obesity. Promoting good dental health is important for the health of the mouth, as well as the health of the whole body. Bacteria present in the mouth can shower the bloodstream, leading to systemic illness. Healing Paws Veterinary Care promotes dental health by recommending daily brushing of the teeth with a veterinary approved toothpaste, regular exams of the mouth to evaluate overall oral health, and performing a full dentistry when deemed necessary by the veterinarian. A dentistry is performed under general anesthesia and includes a full dental examination, scaling, polishing and surgical extraction of any diseased teeth, when needed.
No other area of veterinary medicine concerns pet owners more- and with reason. Proper anesthetic protocols help to ensure the safe and effective outcome. Prior to anesthesia at Healing Paws Veterinary Care, each patient receives a thorough exam by the veterinarian, an electrocardiogram to evaluate the rate and rhythm of the heart, and pre-operative bloodwork to screen for underlying disease. All of these tools combined allow us to intensively evaluate our patients for possibly underlying issues and to prepare proper anesthetic protocols accordingly. We advocate for abundant patient monitoring before, during and after the surgical procedure; utilizing the skill and knowledge of our trained and certified anesthesia technicians.
In veterinary medicine we have a moral and ethical obligation to do all that we can to recognize, evaluate, and treat animal pain. Pain management is a primary focus here at Healing Paws Veterinary Care. Each patient, whether they are medical or surgical, has an individual pain evaluation and a specific protocol to alleviate that pain is arranged. Studies have shown there are numerous negative effects of pain in animals, including prolonged healing times and increased stress responses.