Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery
Our state-of-the-art surgical suite with the most modern equipment provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures.
The most common soft tissue surgeries performed at the Downtown Toronto Cat Clinic are:
- Mass or lump removal - the earlier you remove and diagnose the type of mass, the better your cat's chances are for a longer and happier life
- Lacerations – are common in cats, and suturing them reduces the chance of infection and improves healing time
- Cystotomies- removal of stones from the bladder
- Orthopedic surgery for fractured bones- complicated cases are performed by an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kim Murphy BSc, DVM, MRCVS, DVSc, DACVS who will perform the surgery in our clinic
Anesthesia and Monitoring
Anesthesia, patient monitoring, and pain management may vary between clinics. We use the safest anesthesia based on your cat's breed, age, health, and the procedure performed.
All our surgeries have intravenous fluids during their procedure. By administering IV fluids, we are able to support an appropriate blood pressure which ensures adequate blood perfusion to the major organs and we have immediate venous access to administer additional pain medication should it be required and, more rarely, appropriate drug therapies for emergencies.
During surgery, we use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, such as blood pressure monitors to monitor your pet's vital signs and other machines to measure heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature. The anesthetized patients are closely monitored by our technicians. Following anesthesia is an important time for monitoring too and we make sure your cat receives the needed attention during this time. Monitoring these vital signs allows us to intervene earlier and prevent anesthetic risk to your cat. We administer pain medication as needed to keep the cats as comfortable as possible.