Our team of veterinarians recommend restricting food or water from your pet for 8-12 hours before any surgical procedure. Helpful tips: Pick up all food and water bowls, take out the trash can and even close the lid on your toilet bowls, our furry companions know how to get what they want.
Your pet's safety is always our primary concern. Our veterinarians tailor the anesthetic procedure to fit the needs of each patient. Your pet's vital signs are monitored during general anesthesia and continuously throughout the surgical process including:
- SPo2 (Oxygen level in the blood)
- EKG and Heart rate
- Blood Pressure
- Respiratory rate
Pre-surgical blood work is recommended for all pets receiving general anesthetic. This allows us to check internal organ function that can be difficult to assess during a physical examination. Normal results give us the assurance that the pet is in good health and a good candidate for anesthesia. If abnormalities are detected depending upon the type and/or severity. We may alter the drug selections, the type of procedure or potentially delay or cancel the procedure. Our patient’s health and safety is of most importance.