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Many surgical procedures require general anesthesia which creates an unconscious state to avoid patient movement and feeling any pain. Pet owner are usually very concerned with general anesthesia for their pet. We use the safest injectable and gas anesthetics available. Our gas machines are equipped with safety devices to provide safe administration and we have patient monitoring at all times while the patient is under anesthesia. Physical exams and blood work done prior to anesthesia are necessary to insure your pet can undergo general anesthesia safely.
We prefer to use gas anesthesia which is administered with a gas mask to induce anesthesia and then maintain the gas and oxygen mixture through an endotracheal tube that is inserted into the patient’s windpipe. If a pre anesthetic sedative is necessary to relax and reduce anxiety, we administer this intravenously and then reverse this agent as soon as the patient is sedated further with gas anesthesia.
We can explain how what method we will use on your pet, if you have any questions about this procedure.