The process of neutering (for males) and spaying (for females) is simply the act of removing your pet’s reproductive organs. While this has the obvious effect of making it impossible for your pet to become pregnant or impregnate other animals, it also comes with other significant health benefits.
Spaying and neutering reduces the chances of certain cancers and other health problems relating to reproductive organs. Meanwhile, it helps avoid unwanted pregnancies and litters of kittens or puppies without homes that often end up being euthanized.
We believe that it is the responsibility of every pet owner to have their pet spayed or neutered. We’re proud to provide safe spay and neuter procedures, which have no effect on your pet’s physical fitness, personality, or other traits that make your pet your best friend.
Your pet will be fully sedated throughout the procedure thanks to a safe dose of general anesthesia. The recovery period is just a couple of weeks, during which your pet may experience some slight discomfort. After that, they’ll be back to their old self.
Soft tissue surgery is any surgery on your pet that doesn’t involve their bones or joints. These include routine procedures such as spaying and neutering and surgery designed to solve health problems or even save your pet’s life. We use the most advanced technologies and techniques to ensure every surgery is as safe as possible.
When your pet experiences an injury to a bone, joint, or tendon, they may need orthopedic surgery. Our orthopedic surgeries are performed by a board certified specialist and our team is skilled in the most advanced orthopedic surgery techniques to help get your pet back on its feet. Our areas of expertise include:
Sometimes soft-tissue surgery is used to remove a cyst or tumor as well as a bit of the surrounding tissue. These masses will often then be subjected to a biopsy to determine more information about them, including whether they may be cancerous. If your pet has a cyst or tumor that hasn’t yet spread to other parts of the body, its spread can sometimes be stopped by removing the tumor and all surrounding tissue.
Gastrointestinal procedures include surgery relating to your pet’s stomach and digestive system. They may be used to remove a blockage or foreign object, and in other scenarios where your pet’s health is at risk.
A splenectomy is the removal of your pet’s spleen. Splenectomy may be recommended in cases where the spleen has experienced injury or trauma, or where cancer or other issues are affecting the spleen’s ability to function properly.
One of the most common issues that lead our clients to bring their pets in is when they’ve swallowed something they shouldn’t have swallowed. Pets love exploring interesting objects with their mouths, and sometimes they go so far as to swallow them.
Some foreign objects will be able to pass normally through your pet’s digestive system, but many can cause serious and even life-threatening issues. If you think your pet has swallowed a foreign object, bring them in to Animal Health Care Denver immediately.
When your pet experiences sharp and intense pain, usually from an injury or short-term health condition, we call it acute pain. It can cause your pet significant discomfort, and while it’s not always a sign of a dangerous underlying issue, it can be. Our goal is to help identify what is causing the pain, reducing your pet’s pain as quickly as possible, and ensuring that the source of the pain isn’t something that we need to be more deeply concerned about.
We use a range of pain management methods ranging from medication to nonpharmacologic methods such as cold compresses, low-stress handling, and more.
Blood pressure readings can tell us a great deal about your pet’s overall health. High blood pressure is a sign of poor health and could be a sign of more serious issues.
Pulse oximetry is the measurement of oxygen in the blood. It detects changes in how well oxygen is being carried throughout the body through the blood. It can help monitor the health of pets that experience issues like asthma, heart failure, congenital heart defects, and more. It’s also used to assess how well medication is working, as well as monitoring oxygen levels during surgery and while sedated.
Located in the North Washington suburb of Denver. The hospital is directly off of exit 216 on I-25 and between E 68th Ave and E 66th Ave on Washington St.
Appointments are available between 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday and between 9:00am - 3:30pm on Saturdays.