Dentistry and Anesthesia Monitoring

Dentistry

If your pet has bad breath, having trouble chewing certain foods, excessive drooling, etc. It is time to give us a visit. More than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Periodontal disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets. Oral problems that develop in the mouth can seriously affect the overall health of your pet and could potentially affect quality and longevity of their life. Even if your cat or dog doesn’t have these symptoms, we recommend that you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health annually. Our veterinary hospital focuses on cutting edge technology to diagnose your pet’s dentistry needs and be able to treat them properly.

General Anesthesia

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.

During all surgical and other medical procedures, our veterinary team carefully monitor all patients to ensure their health and safety. We monitor every surgery and procedure regardless of whether it is routine or more detailed and advanced. Some surgeries and procedures require general anesthesia, while others may call for local anesthesia. Regardless of the surgical or medical procedure, we always follow very strict protocols and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to help ensure their safety under Anesthesia.

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is used upon patients who are undergoing a minor surgical or diagnostic procedure. Local anesthetics are used to help control any pain the patient may experience during the procedure. Local anesthesia causes a loss of sensation in the area where the surgical procedure is performed. We always follow very strict protocols to ensure the patients safety.

Patient Monitoring

Our professionally trained veterinary staff carefully monitor our patients to keep them as safe as possible during anesthetic procedures. A veterinary technician and assistant will continually assess your pet’s heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs to help prevent any anesthetic risk. We always follow very strict protocols to ensure the patients safety.

PHONE

604.971.2233

WORKING HOURS

Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday to Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Email

info@happytailsanimalhospital.ca