Before any surgery we will provide you with the details of the procedure and if necessary perform a preanaesthetic blood test. We will then ask you to bring your pet to the clinic in the morning without any food from the previous evening. Water is allowed. Your pet will be weighed and settled into the hospitalisation area.
Depending on the surgical procedure we will prepare the operation site which usually means shaving the area. The surgical site is then washed and desinfected and drapes placed around the site.
There are a choice of anaesthetic agents available for use depending on age, size, and type of surgery being performed.
After the operation is done, the site is cleaned and sometimes dressed. The patient returns to the recovery area to calmly wake up. This is an open area for easy access and monitoring. A powerful painkiller will be given.
When you come to collect your pet they will be able to stand and walk with you unless otherwise indicated. If there is a chance of your animal licking the wound, you will be provided with a plastic collar which prevents the animal from being able to access the site. Usually post operative antibiotics will need to be given.
Like humans, all animals will recover from the anaesthetic and surgery at a different pace. The postoperative painkiller given at the time of surgery will be effective for 24 hours. Most pets will be sleepy and quiet for the 1st 24/48 hours. Within this time rest is essential. Some pets will be unable to control their bladder or bowel effectively for the 1st 24 hours. This is normal. Every surgery is diffrerent and we will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. Please prepare for the extra care that your pet will need from you for up to 10 days after surgery.
10 days later a post operative check is performed and the stiches if any, will be removed.
Normal life can now be resumed unless otherwise instructed.
Kittens can be vaccinated at 12 and 16 weeks for contagious diseases and at 13 weeks for rabies to be legally repeated after 1 month.
Vaccinations are essential for travel to different countries with a European passport, please check with the country to which you are travelling to find out the requirements.
Other vaccinations are Kennelcough ( KC intranasal 2 x per year and Pneumodog injection 2x then once a year); Leishmania 3x then once a year and Heart worm vaccination 1x per year.
During a consultation teeth will be checked. However if you are concerned about your pets dental hygiene, our nurses are more than happy to perform a free dental check and recommend the required treatments.
Most animals over 5 years (sometimes sooner in toy breeds) will require some form of dental treatment, ranging from prescription medicine to a full dental cleaning. Also younger animals of smaller breeds occasionally need assistance with the extraction of stubborn milk teeth.
During a dental cleaning the excess tartar is removed with an ultrasonic scaler. When we can see the health of the underlying teeth, extractions can be performed if necessary. The teeth are then polished to create a smooth surface and help prevent new plaque and tartar formation. Some animals with an excessive amount of bacteria, tartar and gingivitis may require antibiotics. Care needs to be taken in the future and we can recommend a range of products to help reduce reoccurence, but it is common for many dogs to require yearly treatment.
If your pet has been microchipped and registered in another province of Spain it will have to be unsubscibed (dar de baja) there and inscribed (dar de alta) in Andalucia. If your pet has been microchipped and registered in another country we will need the paper of that registration to be able to inscribe in Andalucia under the same owners name.
NOW AVAILABLE: MINI MICROCHIPS!!
Mini microchips are only 1.4 x 8.5 mm which is appr. half the size of a normal microchip. Ideal for the small dog breeds, puppies, kittens, tortoises, birds etc.
Digital developing offers the possibilities to zoom, magnify, rotate, change density or contrast to be able to perceive the smallest details.
Official Xrays have to be done for certain dog breeds of the hips and elbows in order to prevent hip and elbow displasia in the offspring. They can be sent to the spanish or UK officials for evaluation.
Ultrasound allows a three dimentional view of organs to diagnose disease, or even pregnancy.
Endoscopy lets us travel into the body to have a look and to collect material for examination or to remove foreign objects without surgical intervention.
MRI (magnetic resonance) or TAC creates an image in layers of the body whereby all structures are revealed. This for the moment can only be done in the Referral Centre Bahia de Malaga in Alhaurin de la Torre.
Anti Parasitical Products
Frontline, Stronghold, Capstar, Advocate, Preventef, Defendog, Advantix, Comfortis, Triflexis, Bravecto, Broadline
NEW for dogs: Bravecto (3 months pill) and now also NEW for cats: Broadline (also does deworming)
Frontline, Scalibor, Defendog, Advantix, Bravecto, Broadline.
Cardotec, Stronghold, Milbemax
Scalibor, Advantix, Taber, NEW: Frontline Tri-Act. NEW: CANILEISH (THE VACCINATION) AND LEISGUARD (THE PREVENTION BY IMMUNE ENHANCEMENT)
Frontline spray, Advocate
Milbemax, Stronghold, Profender, Drontal, Broadline
It will depend on your pets living circumstances which product or combination of products would be most effective. Please ask us for our professional advice.
We stock the veterinary diet and normal range in all sizes.
Is a good food with good value for money.