We monitor our patients closely to keep them as safe as possible during procedures that require general anesthesia. A veterinary technician will continually assess your pet’s heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs to help prevent any anesthetic risk.
We also offer pre-anesthetic bloodwork that allows us to assess your pet’s organ function before administering anesthesia. This option is especially important in older patients and those with pre-existing medical conditions. Because the liver and kidneys are responsible for metabolizing the anesthetic, their functionality is essential to every anesthetic event.
Please feel free to ask us about our patient monitoring protocol or any concerns you might have about your pet’s procedure. We’d be happy to discuss these matters in more detail.