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For over fifty years Trilby Animal Hospital has provided pet wellness care, including any need for pet surgery, for the animal companions of our Toledo community. Our experienced veterinarians, Dr. Alan Moore and Dr. Gina Lopez, work diligently to provide the services needed to keep pets safe, happy and healthy. Perhaps one of the most important procedures we perform is the pet spay and neuter surgery.
If you and our veterinarian agree on having a pet spay and neuter surgery performed as part of a pet wellness care program, the steps we take are similar to any of the other surgeries at our animal hospital. Prior to the procedure we will conduct a pre-surgical examination to ensure that there are no other health conditions which may affect your pet’s capacity to tolerate the procedure. We may also recommend pre-surgical blood tests to assess the ability of your pet’s liver and kidneys to handle anesthesia.
Pet spay and neuter surgery is performed in a sterile environment in our surgical suite. Our veterinarian will sedate your pet so that it will be asleep and not feel any pain. Our staff monitors your pet’s breathing and heart rate during the procedure. All pet surgery steps are taken to make the procedure as gentle, comfortable as possible to reduce pain and help increase your pet’s recovery rate.
After the surgery your pet will be observed for any signs of pain or discomfort. Our veterinarian may recommend pet therapy laser treatment to reduce swelling, aid in pain management, and boost the immune response. When your pet returns home, you will be advised to watch for any excessive licking, restrict unnecessary activity, and to monitor food and water intake. If you should notice any unusual symptoms or reactions, please contact our animal hospital as quickly as possible so that our veterinarian can advise you on what steps need to be taken.
Canine Influenza Update October 2017
There has been a recent outbreak of cases of canine influenza virus (CIV) in the greater Toledo area this month. The virus can present as either of two strains, and is highly contagious. Virtually all dogs are susceptible to CIV regardless of breed or age. Symptoms range from coughing, sneezing, fever a runny nose and even a life threatening pneumonia. Typically, a dog will act like it's having kennel cough. A dog is most likely contagious before showing any signs. The Canine Influenza virus does not persist in the environment for very long, but it does spread easily between individuals, usually transmitted through direct contact with a contagious dog's saliva or nasal secretions. Treatment for CIV involves supportive therapy: antibiotics to prevent secondary bacterial infections, cough suppressants, or anti-viral medication. Sometimes fluid therapy is necessary depending on how long the dog has been sick. Dogs that go to day care facilities, boarding kennels, dog parks or training classes are at higher risk for exposure to CIV. If dogs spend most of their time at home or rarely come into contact with other dogs, they will likely have lower risk. There is no evidence that this virus is transmissible to people. We now carry a vaccine that helps protect dogs from outbreaks caused by both strains of the Canine Influenza Virus. The vaccine aids in the control of disease associated with CIV. The vaccine can be given in dogs at 7 weeks of age or older. A second dose is given 2-4 weeks later. A minimum of two doses is required for primary immunization, and annual vaccination with one dose is recommended. Please let us know if you have any concerns regarding your dog's possible exposure to CIV or if you anticipate vaccinating your pet against the virus.
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Welcome to Trilby Animal Hospital! We are located in Toledo, and we are
a full-service animal hospital, offering medical, surgical, and dental
veterinary care. Our mission is to provide the highest level of veterinary
care for your pets in a friendly environment. Our friendly and courteous
staff would love a chance to meet you and to take care of your pet.