Pet Anesthesia

Pet Anesthesia

Pet Anesthesia

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 work-up done prior to scheduling a surgery as part of our commitment to safety. We tailor the drugs and dosages that we use to our specific patients to make everything go as smoothly as possibly. We have comprehensive monitoring equipment and dedicated personnel to adjust your pet’s anesthesia throughout the procedure. We realize it is difficult to trust your pet to someone else and hope you can rest assured that safety, efficacy and comfort are our top priorities for your pet’s time with us.