Is it Safe To ‘Put My Pet Under’ For Surgery?

Is it Safe To ‘Put My Pet Under’ Anesthetic For Surgery?

There are a lot of loving pet parents out there that may be putting off surgery or dental care because they’re worried about the risks of putting their pet ‘under’ general anesthetic. On this episode of ‘Ask Dr. Wendy’, she talks about anesthetic safety, what you can do to help minimize risks for your pet, and what you should be looking for behind-the-scenes at your pet’s surgical facility.

Video Transcript:

Dr. Wendy: At some point in your pet’s life they are going to need to go under anesthetic for surgery. Whether it’s for a spay, neuter, dental, lump… it’s a necessity. I find this is an area that causes a lot of anxiety for people, so I want to take a few minutes to go through the process and how it all works. Blood work is a very important thing to do before anesthetic. We always recommended – it is optional – but we certainly recommend it. What blood work allows us to do and have a look at the systems that process the anesthetic. The liver, the kidneys we want to see if there if they’re in good shape if they are it takes different protocols. We have the ability to adjust protocols based on your pet health and we’ve got very safe gas aesthetic now, and the protocols that are designed kind of her every kind of disease process. So just because your pet may not be a hundred percent healthy does not mean they can’t go under anaesthetic. And what I also tell people is that it’s sometimes a risk not to go under anesthetic. A lot of dental diseases are really painful and there is circulating bacteria that actually can worsen liver and kidney diseases on those organs and to make things worse. A lot of people don’t think of the risk on the other side of not doing the anesthetic. We take a great amount of time to tailor the anesthetic to your pet, and here at Vets To

What blood work allows us to do and have a look at the systems that process the anesthetic. The liver, the kidneys we want to see if there if they’re in good shape if they are it takes different protocols. We have the ability to adjust protocols based on your pet health and we’ve got very safe gas aesthetic now, and the protocols that are designed kind of her every kind of disease process. So just because your pet may not be a hundred percent healthy does not mean they can’t go under anaesthetic. And what I also tell people is that it’s sometimes a risk not to go under anesthetic. A lot of dental diseases are really painful and there is circulating bacteria that actually can worsen liver and kidney diseases on those organs and to make things worse. A lot of people don’t think of the risk on the other side of not doing the anesthetic. We take a great amount of time to tailor the anesthetic to your pet, and here at Vets To

A lot of dental diseases are really painful and there is circulating bacteria that actually can worsen liver and kidney diseases on those organs and to make things worse. A lot of people don’t think of the risk on the other side of not doing the anesthetic. We take a great amount of time to tailor the anesthetic to your pet, and here at Vets To Go we’ve got a dedicated nurse always on hand at the same time so you got someone that their whole job is to monitor the anesthetic and adjust it. With new blocking techniques, we’re able to keep the gas anesthetic at the very minimum. There’s a lot that we do behind the scenes to make sure your critter is safe.

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