The most important part of our surgical procedures is anesthesia monitoring and safety

Anesthesia Monitoring

We have taken considerable precautions in the form of computerized monitors, extensive staff training and constant vigilance so that we can safely anesthetize older pets and those with advanced dental or other medical problems.

We take the following precautions in all pets undergoing anesthesia at our clinic:

  • IV catherization-to allow rapid fluid or drug administration.
    • Preanesthetic medication-to allow lower doses of “induction agents that can lower blood pressure.
    • Blood pressure monitoring- to allow early detection of any problems.
    • Electrocardiogram monitoring- to detect any heart arrhythmias.
    • Pulse oximeter- to detect tissue perfusion problems.

In addition, pets over 10 years of age or at higher risk will receive:

  • Inhalation gas analyzer to insure pinpoint control of inhaled anesthetic gases
    • CO2 monitoring to detect respiration problems
    • A second blood pressure unit to automatically take BP by the minute

Anesthesia Safety

We know that safe anesthesia is probably one of your major concerns. We are pet owners ourselves and have the same concerns that you do.  We have made anesthetic safety and comprehensive monitoring a strength of our clinic.  With our dedication to dental health, we routinely anesthetize older pets with  advanced dental disease that have other medical problems  Our clinic has invested much time in staff training and in special monitoring equipment to be able to safely anesthetize older and higher risk pets.

We routinely employ the services of a board certified anesthesiologist to assist on difficult cases and to help train us in the art of safe anesthesia and pain management.  We truly mean it when we say that we will “treat your pet as if it were our own” especially when it needs anesthesia for a surgical or dental procedure at our clinic.

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