Surgeries performed at your home will usually involve the use of a tranquilizer and then an antidote once the procedure is complete. Local aneasthetic is used either in combination with a tranquilizer, or alone for a quick procedure (for example, wart removal).
Procedures able to be performed in the home environment include:
- lump removal,
- wound suture,
- clipping / grooming,
- ear cleaning,
- anal gland treatment,
- nail trim,
- blood and / or urine collection
The pet responds well to tranquilizer in the home environment as there is minimal adrenalin in his system that would negate some of the action of sedatory drugs.
An antidote is given post-op and the pet is up and about in a few minutes (no lengthy residual sleepiness!)