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The Cat Doctor

Primary Location
760 E. Thousand Oaks, CA
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone: 805-495-1678

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:00am6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am6:00pm
Thursday7:00am6:00pm
Friday7:00am6:00pm
Saturday9:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Laser Surgery in Cats

Lasers are now being utilized by general practitioners to perform many elective procedures in cats, such as removal of skin masses, entropion surgery, superficial ear polyps, neutering, and spaying.

What are the advantages of laser surgery over traditional surgery? Laser surgery causes less post-operative pain, less bleeding, less swelling and a faster recovery. The main disadvantage is cost. Laser surgical units are expensive to purchase and maintain and they require specialized training and equipment.

Most lasers used in small animal surgery utilize carbon dioxide. Electrical energy stimulates carbon dioxide causing it to emit a beam of energy. The energy is rapidly converted into heat and when it comes in contact with tissue, it evaporates the water in the cells and breaks them apart. Laser surgery allows for faster surgery with less tissue trauma, swelling and post-operative pain.

Most procedures are routinely performed with a scalpel at The Cat Doctor. If you want the carbon dioxide laser used during your cat’s procedure to reduce perioperative pain and swelling, please notify the staff at the time the treatment plan is presented prior to surgery. Any additional questions will be answered at that time.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Business Hours
DayOpenClosed
Monday7:00am6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am6:00pm
Thursday7:00am6:00pm
Friday7:00am6:00pm
Saturday9:00am1:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

 
Closed Sundays, Every Other Saturday, & Some Holidays

Office hours are by appointment only, but drop off appointments are
available as early as 7 AM on any weekday for your convenience.
We offer the option of drop off appointments to accommodate busy schedules.
After the doctor has examined your cat, we can call by phone to arrange pick up.

  

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