Health Topics

Sevoflurane

In our attempt to provide the most state-of-the-art and safest anesthesia possible, Creekside Veterinary Hospital is proud to announce we are now exclusively performing anesthesia with the gas inhalant known as Sevoflurane. Sevoflurane is the preferred anesthetic agent used in children in human hospitals across the country because of its low incidence of side effects and quick recovery times.

Key points we would like to share with you:

  • Sevoflurane is the gas anesthetic of choice in human patients and especially children.
  • Patients will wake up faster and have less of an anesthetic “hang-over” following sevoflurane.
  • It is the preferred gas anesthetic for patients with brain, heart, and airway disease.

Please feel free to stop in anytime to discuss what we are doing to make your pets happier and healthier!

Matrix-anesthesia

What You May Not Know About Cancer in Pets

Your pet's cancer diagnosis does not equal pain, suffering and death! There are many cancers in pets that are curable and for those that are not curable there are many options for treatment. You will need to understand all the options available to you and your pet to formulate a plan of action and start treating your pets cancer.

5 Things You May Not Know About Cancer in Pets

  1. Most animals do not experience any side effects from chemotherapy.
  2. Animals usually do not lose weight, in fact, most will gain weight because they feel so good they take advantage of every treat we offer them.
  3. Chemotherapy is not traumatic or scary for animals. Most animals enjoy coming to the vet for their chemotherapy. All the treats, affection, an attention make most animals happy and excited to visit our office.
  4. Not all cancers are treated with chemotherapy. There are multiple treatments for cancer and depending on the type of cancer your pet has the treatment may vary considerably. Treatments may include acupuncture, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, radiation, dietary therapy, and even herbs.
  5. Animals rarely lose their hair. Most pets do not lose any hair during chemotherapy, however, some cats will lose their whiskers but they always grow back!

For more information see our Oncology Section

Can you guess which one of these happy dogs just received chemotherapy ?


Past Health Topic: Does Your Pet Have Arthritis?

Arthritis is a chronic joint condition that causes the various parts of the joint to breakdown and become swollen and painful.

Arthritis can form in response to trauma, excessive physical activity, infection, or even from diseases of the immune system.

While arthritis cannot be cured, there are certain steps and treatments that can used to decrease inflammation in the joints, improve mobility and flexibility, and improve your pets quality of life.

Ask your veterinarian for more information on how to control or prevent arthritis in your dog today.

Signs your pet may be experiencing arthritis:

  • Decrease in activity or exercise.
  • Personality changes.
  • Painful when touched.
  • Limping or lameness when rising, walking, jumping, or running