Mac is a 1 year old English Bulldog that needed to have a routine spay. Canine breeds like English Bulldogs are brachycephalic meaning that they have shortened airways. This means that they often have a narrower trachea, elongated palates, and even have a tougher time breathing through their nostrils with their flattened faces. With this information it was important that Mac’s procedure have close monitoring to ensure that she had a safe surgery and recovery from anesthesia. Mac was given 10 minutes of pre-operative oxygen to ensure that she was placed into anesthesia safely. A technician then monitored her oxygen levels during surgery along with her pulse and respiration rate. Mac’s surgery went well, and it was routine. Her reproductive tract was enlarged requiring more sutures during surgery. A technician then closely monitored Mac while she recovered from anesthesia, while providing oxygen.
After a calm recovery at home Mac is doing well and is back to her normal self. Below are the costs of her spay and some pictures from her procedure.
Pre-op bloodwork and examination $110
IV catheter, fluids, and fluid pump $115
Anesthesia including analgesics $125
Induction agent $60
Spay procedure $150
Additional suture packs $120
Additional Anesthesia $45
Oxygen supplementation $60
Rimadyl (NSAID) injection $34.76
Ampicillin (antibiotic) injection $36.40
Post-op medications (NSAID and antibiotics) $31
Medical Pet Shirt $28
This story is being posted with Mac’s family’s permission and is written by a Jarrettsville Veterinary Center employee. We thank them for letting us share it and hope that it can help others.