When Anesthesia is Used

As a pet parent, you know that when your pet requires a procedure, you automatically begin to worry. One reason may be that your furry family member will need anesthesia. It's reassuring to know that veterinarians use anesthesia regularly, and it's proven to be both safe and effective at keeping pets comfortable during their procedure. It may ease your mind to know a bit about what happens during the process that we use at Atlas Animal Hospital a Emergency Vancouver.
Anesthesia may be used when undergoing any type of surgery, including spaying or neutering. Some pets may receive something to calm them down before grooming or routine dental work if they have high anxiety and may hurt themselves or the staff during the procedure.

Types of Anesthesia

Depending on your pet’s particular surgery, health, and anxiety level, he or she may receive either a local or general anesthetic or a sedative. A local anesthetic affects just the area where your pet is having the procedure. It won’t induce sleep. A general anesthetic, however, will induce deep sleep. Therefore, he or she won’t be conscious during the surgery. The pet wont feel any pain, know what’s going on, or remember the event. It’s given intravenously.

Preparing Your Pet for Anesthesia

When your four-legged companion needs a sedative or general anesthesia, you’ll receive specific instructions to get them ready_ Dr. Bhullar will go over them before your pet’s surgery date_ As a prime example, you’ll need to hold any food from your pet for at least 12 hours before the procedure if general anesthesia is necessary.

What to Expect When Anesthesia Is Given

With certain sedatives, you may need to give it to your pet before he or she arrives- Sometimes, another one is given upon arrival- With any other anesthesia, it's administered immediately prior to the surgery After a general anesthetic or sedative, your pet will be groggy for a while as the effects wear off He or she will need to stay and be monitored for a short period following the surgery.

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