The following was taken from my vets web page:
During your pets surgical and dental procedure there are safety measures that we offer as a mandatory precaution in your petís best interest. One such measure is by providing pre-anesthetic blood tests for pets of all ages. There are two different types of blood-work we offer depending on the age of your pet. A smaller blood panel is recommended for animalsí aged eight and younger, whereas a more comprehensive blood panel is suggested for eight years and older. Although this pre-surgical blood work is optional we highly recommend it for your petís safety.
When your animal arrives to our hospital for a surgical/dental procedure there are precautions that our staff takes at all times to ensure the safest, most comfortable stay for your pet.
These such precautions are:
Pre-op sedation to reduce your petís anxiety.
Electronically monitor heart rate and blood oxygen levels throughout the procedure.
Use of isoflurane inhalation anesthetic: This form of anesthesia is not metabolized by the liver and kidneyís, hence ensuring a quick recovery from its effects.
Analgesic (pain) medication that lasts up to 24 hours.
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