Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital, Dr. Ehud Sela: The Importance of a good anesthetic protocol.


Good anesthesia is essential in the good outcome of a procedure that requires general anesthesia.

Today we performed a dentistry on a ten years old Dachshund. In my practice a complete physical exam is done by me before premedication with a sedative, and then about 15 minutes later another physical exam is done before the administration of the inducing anesthetic.

Once the induction is achieved, the patient is intubated and inhalation anesthesia begins. In my practice, all of the above are done by me the veterinarian. Monitoring devices are placed on the patient and the veterinary technician starts the dentistry.

I'm there at all times during the procedure monitoring the patient under anesthesia and the dentistry.

When the procedure is completed I extubate the patient and stay with him in the surgical suite until fully awake and all parameters are normal.

Furthermore, my vet tech stays with the patient in recovery observing him until the patient stands up and can walk.

I use very short acting inducing agents so the patient usually is home within an hour of the procedure fully awake and wagging its tail in happiness when the owner picks him up.

In conclusion: attention to details and close monitoring of a patient during anesthesia and during recovery is essential for a good outcome.

Dr. Ehud Sela

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital

Margate, Florida.

Phone: 954-972-5900 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital, Dr. Ehud Sela: Osteoarthritis in cats: treatment options.


As cats get older, they too, just like us can suffer from debilitating osteoarthritis.

The symptoms may be vague at times, and at other times they can be specific to the areas affected.

Often these cats are reluctant to jump, have trouble getting into the litter box, thus voiding outside the box, and can exhibit pain with reduced appetite and weight loss.

These cats can and should be helped in order to have a much more comfortable and enjoyable life.

In my office  I use a non painful injection treatment with Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) Solution that often reduces inflammation, pain, and increase mobility and appetite.

I also often prescribe oral medication in conjunction with the injections treatment.

Our Feline friends deserve a long and enjoyable life well into their geriatric age.

Dr Ehud Sela

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital

Margate, Florida.

Phone: 954-972-5900.

 

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital, Dr. Ehud Sela: Osteoarthritis in dogs: Treatment options.

Osteoarthritis is a common disease process in aging dogs just like in people.

The disease causes discomfort, pain, and significant reduction in quality of life in our canine friends.

But the good news is that now we can greatly help our furry friends in mitigating and greatly improving their quality of life.

In my practice we use a combined approach: both with an intramuscular injection, and oral medication, thus achieving a synergistic effect.

After a comprehensive physical exam, and blood work, the pet will start on a regimen of twice a week injections with Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG), and, also, a canine approved oral non steroidal anti-inflammatory. The injections will be for a period of four weeks, then they are slowly tapered down.

The response to treatment is usually remarkable, and greatly pleases both dogs and owners.

Dr. Ehud Sela

Gentle Vet Animal Hospital

Margate, Florida.

Phone: 954-972-5900.