Surgery is by appointment. The minimum age for surgery is 4 months old (or 4 pounds body weight). No food after 10pm the evening before surgery. No water after 7am on the day of surgery. Bring your cat to Colfax Cat Clinic at 9am unless other arrangements are made.
Please have your cat in a secure pet carrier. Cat carriers are available to borrow if needed.
All surgeries include: preanesthetic sedative and analgesic, intubation with isoflurane gas anesthesia, a respiratory monitor, sterile surgical instruments, absorbable sutures and subcutaneous electrolyte solution.
Most cats stay overnight under Dr. Elfers’ supervision. Pick up your cat the day after surgery at 9am or 4pm or by arrangement.
Please limit your cat’s activity for one week after surgery. As much as possible, avoid stairs and jumping on and off counters or furniture. Look at their surgery site twice daily. Call or email Dr. Elfers if you notice an increase in redness, swelling or any gapping open of incision. Also call if your cat is not eating or acting normally within 24 hours at home. Gentle, occasional licking at and around the incision is normal. If the licking seems to be more than you would expect, please call for advice. Dr. Elfers usually uses absorbable buried sutures that do not need to be removed.