Surgery can be a life-saving treatment for pets that are seriously ill or injured. At Tri-Lakes Animal Emegency Care in Colorado Springs, our staff is skilled in orthopedic cat and dog surgeries, emergency/trauma surgery, and various soft tissue procedures. We adhere to the most current surgical safety and pain management protocols, and can provide extensive monitoring to ensure that your pet is healthy, safe, and never alone.
In urgent and emergency situations, our Colorado Springs team can perform a variety of cat and dog surgeries to keep our patients out of harm’s way. These include:
Wound cleaning and suturing
Foreign body removal
Bladder stone removal
Correction of gastric torsion (bloat)
To decide whether surgery is the right option for your pet, we need to perform an exam and potentially run other tests to make sure we fully understand their condition. From there, we can walk you through all available treatment options. With surgery, we need to be sure that your pet can be anesthetized safely and with minimal risk of complications.
Our protocols for making every surgical procedure as safe as possible include:
Tailored pain management and anesthesia to suit your pet’s health and needs
Careful monitoring of all vital signs by state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and an experienced veterinary technician
The administration of IV fluids to maintain healthy blood pressure and hydration
The administration of pain relief medication before, during, and after your pet’s surgery
Using warm blankets to prevent hypothermia and keep your pet comfortable in recovery
Continuous monitoring of your pet while they recover from surgery
Providing you with clear and detailed post-op care instructions