Veterinary Anesthesia – Dog Anesthesia

Our clinic takes your pet’s health and safety seriously. Before undergoing an anesthetic procedure we recommend basic diagnostic testing. This will give our Doctor an insight into any hidden, underlying disease conditions that could be affected by anesthesia. The recommendation is stronger if your pet is geriatric, or has any underlying health issues. Ultimately, this is a decision you will make, we are happy to answer any questions you may have about the importance of laboratory testing.

As a part of our progressive pain-reducing protocol your pet may receive a sedative and pain control injection prior to their procedure. They may likely go home with pain medication as well, depending on the procedure. This ensures as comfortable a recovery as possible following surgery.

Our clinic uses variable short acting injectable anesthetics depending on what is safest and most appropriate for your pet. The patient is maintained throughout the procedure on a human quality gas anesthesia called Sevofluorane. In our experience, our patients recover smoothly with little side effect after anesthesia when using this protocol. Your pet is monitored constantly and kept warm throughout their procedure.  Our surgical monitoring always includes a pulse oximeter, we may also use an ECG depending on your pet, their condition and the procedure they are here for. After anesthesia they are attended to until they are safely and comfortably awake and in recovery. Please let us know if you would like us to call you when your’ pet is out of surgery and in recovery. We know that anesthesia is something that many people are anxious about, please let us know if you have questions. After surgery you will receive appropriate instructions upon discharge, as always please feel free to call with any questions or concerns!