There are several instances where anesthesia may be necessary such as spays and neuters, along with several other surgeries. Several important aspects must not be overlooked in any surgical procedure. At Prairie Ridge Animal Hospital, we take pride in our patient screening, anesthetic monitoring, and surgical technique.
In order to prepare your pet for surgery, the doctor will do a thorough exam to assess the health of your pet. We also require blood work for all animals undergoing anesthesia. This, in addition to the exam, will help ensure that your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia and direct our doctors in choosing the best medications for your pet. During all procedures, your pet will be placed on IV fluids to keep them properly hydrated, maintain blood pressure, and if needed, give easy access for any additional medications.
We have several ways to monitor your pet while they are under anesthesia. A trained technician will be monitoring blood pressure, oxygen content, breathing quality, heart rhythm with an EKG, and the temperature of your pet. We also ensure that your pet is kept warm during and after the surgery with a surgical warming blanket.