For some procedures, your pet will need to be administered general anesthesia so that he or she will be unconscious and not feel pain. Modern anesthesia is quite, safe but to lower anesthetic risk we perform a physical examination and run blood work before sedating a pet. In addition, we monitor vital signs during the procedure to ensure the safety of our patients.
Before administering general anesthesia, we administer a sedative to help the pet relax and decrease any anxiety and pain. We then administer the anesthetic agent itself to provide complete anesthesia. For most procedures we also administer gas anesthesia in combination with oxygen.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your pet receiving general anesthesia or about the procedure for which your pet is scheduled.