We understand how stressful it is for pet owners to have their pets put under anesthesia. Rest assured though, that we take every measure of precaution to ensure your pet’s safety. We run blood panels on all of our surgical patients to check for normal organ function and identify any potential problems that could require a change to our anesthesia protocol.
Prior to your pet’s procedure we will place an intravenous catheter which will be used to deliver the anesthetic drugs and warmed intravenous fluids, which helps control blood pressure and flushes anesthesia through the body quicker for a better recovery. While under anesthesia, a surgical technician will be monitoring your pet’s body temperature, heart rate, oxygen blood levels, CO2 levels, and an EKG to track heart rhythms. This data allows us to use the least amount of anesthesia possible and respond to any changes immediately.
If you have any concerns about anesthesia, please talk to your doctor so that we can help assuage your fears and answer any questions you may have.