Some surgeries and procedures require administration of general anesthesia. This is used to ensure your pet will be unconscious and not feel pain during the procedure. Many clients worry about their pets receiving general anesthesia. We can assure clients that anesthesia is generally quite safe. To further lower any risks, we perform a physical examination and will run diagnostics which may include pre-anesthetic blood work ahead of time to catch any underlying health issues. We follow very strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure their safety under general anesthesia.
We begin most surgical procedures that require general anesthesia with sedation. By administering sedation, it helps the pet relax and decrease any anxiety and pain they may have. We then administer an intravenous drug to provide complete anesthesia. Then placing a breathing tube into the patient’s windpipe. To maintain the state of unconsciousness, we deliver a gas anesthetic in combination with oxygen though the breathing tube.