Many clients are (understandably) apprehensive about having anesthesia performed on their pet. That concern makes sense — what if something goes wrong?
|Kristin, one of our certified veterinary technicians, is at the side of a surgical
patient making sure safe levels of
anesthesia are maintained.
We take a number of steps to assure anesthesia safety:
- Our veterinarians typically check blood and urine tests prior to anesthesia to make sure your pet's major organs are healthy and can metabolize anesthetic properly.
- We also perform a thorough physical exam prior to and the day of surgery.
- In many cases, especially older pets, we review chest x-rays to assess heart and lung health before anesthesia.
- Our hospital uses the safest anesthetics possible for all procedures, and we maintain your pet on intravenous fluids during anesthesia to support blood pressure.
- We also use state-of-the-art monitors to measure breathing, proper heartbeat, body temperature, blood pressure, oxygen and CO2 levels in the body.
With this information we can adjust anesthesia as needed. All these steps help us to keep your furry family member safe when anesthesia is needed.