How Safe is Pet Anesthesia ?

Johnston Veterinarian Discusses Pet Anesthesia Safety

If your dog or cat needs surgery, it’s natural for you to feel anxiety about the anesthesia they’ll receive. However, you’ll be reassured to know that pet anesthesia has become safer than ever.

Our state-of-the-art facility in Johnston provides expert care using new advances in treatments, drugs, and monitoring to make anesthesia a safe, comfortable experience for your pet.

What to Expect When Your Pet has Anesthesia 

Whether pets are having major surgery or minor treatments like teeth-cleaning, the purpose of anesthesia is for them to be relaxed and pain-free. It also ensures the most successful outcome by keeping your pet still during the procedure.

Before your pet gets anesthesia, your veterinarian will do a complete physical exam on your pet and review their medical history. The vet may order tests, including lab work and a chest x-ray.

While your dog or cat is under anesthesia, our veterinary team does careful monitoring. They keep a close watch on your pet’s well-being and vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature.

The close monitoring continues after surgery as your pet recovers in a quiet area with blankets to keep them warm.

Helping Your Veterinarian Give Your Pet a Safe Anesthesia Experience

  • Let your veterinarian know about any medicine or supplements you’re giving your pet.
  • Tell your veterinarian if your cat or dog has ever had a bad reaction to anesthesia. Major complications to anesthesia are very rare. Sometimes pets have minor aftereffects, such as vomiting.
  • Make sure your dog or cat stays healthy: watch their weight and get the regular care from your veterinarian.
  • Carefully follow your vet’s pre-surgery instructions, especially about food, water, and medications.
  • Protect your pet from injuries so you reduce the chances that they will need treatment with anesthesia.

Our veterinarian is happy to set your mind at ease by answering any questions you may have about pet anesthesia.

Contact our Johnston Office to Schedule Your Pet’s Procedure

Your pet’s safety and comfort is our top priority. Call Rush Animal Care in Johnston at 515-270-2240 to schedule your next appointment.

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