When a dog needs an anesthesia-based procedure, many owners worry and have endless questions about the risks and required care. There are a couple of main points to learn about how anesthesia will be used and the recovery process. First, we want you to feel completely comfortable with our team, and we want to provide you with the answer to any questions you may have to make the procedure easy and smooth.
Before recommending anesthesia, our team will run pre-surgical physical examinations and preoperative blood and urine tests to assess any chance of clinical problems. You should ensure that your pet's complete medical history is available to your veterinarian for this process. We need to know about any pre-existing medical condition, any drug reactions, the result of previous diagnostics tests, and whether the dog has undergone any anesthetic or surgical procedures in the past.
Why Is Anesthesia Needed?
Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital uses anesthesia to suppress your dog's nerve response. During general anesthesia, your dog will be unconscious, unable to move, and will not feel any pain. Anesthesia can also be administered locally to numb a specific area of the body, depending on the required procedure. All risks are minimized with the right team, proper care, and focused supervision during, before, and after the procedure.
After the surgery is scheduled, you will be given specific instructions to follow regarding your dog's pre and post-surgery care. You will also get a chance to ask anything you want from our veterinarians and staff. Rest assured, we will be here to walk you through the entire process. Our team will also discuss any possible risks and explain what we will be doing to help your dog during this period.