Anesthesia makes many pet parents nervous and our goal is to be available to discuss any questions you have about anesthesia and hopefully mitigate some of your fears. Fear of anesthesia shouldn’t prevent your pet from getting necessary medical procedures and diagnostics done! Did you know that the risk of anesthetic death in a healthy dog or cat is less than 1 in 1000? We are happy to discuss the risks of anesthesia versus the benefits of performing a procedure and make every recommendation for anesthesia on a case by case basis, working with you, the client.
In order to mitigate some of the risks of anesthesia, we encourage (and at times require) pre-anesthetic bloodwork to make sure your pet is healthy enough for surgery and has healthy liver and kidneys to process the anesthetic drugs. If your pet has a heart murmur, we often recommend having a cardiac