Lexington Animal Clinic provides in-house, surgical care for our patients. Surgical procedures include but are not limited to spays, neuters, declaws, mass removals, orthopedic surgery and oral surgery.
What Pain Control Is Used During Surgery?
Like human medicine, a multimodal approach is used to control pain at Lexington Animal Clinic. Pets feel pain and deserve appropriate pain control before, during and after surgical procedures.
What Are Pre-Medications?
Before surgery medications are administered to calm the patient and reduce pain. Controlling pain becomes more difficult after the pain pathway is activated. Medications such as opioids and benzodiazepines are commonly given as pre-surgical medications. We select these medications based on the individual. Factors that contribute to drug selection include age, anxiety, procedure, organ function and cardiac status.