Although anesthesia is sometimes necessary for your pet's care, it can also pose a health risk. We monitor your pet's vital signs- heart rate, respiration rate, temperature, oxygen level, etc.- every five minutes. Unexpected issues can arise even with seemingly healthy pets. Checking the vitals frequently allows us to observe any changes in your pet's condition so we react quickly to any problems. Your pet's well being is our number one priority.
The Top 4 Reasons to Test Your Pet Before Anesthesia
- You deserve peace of mind. Testing can significantly reduce medical risk and ensure your pet's health and safety.
- Pets can't tell us when they don't feel well. A healthy-appearing pet may be hiding symptoms of a disease or ailment. For example, a pet can lose up to 75% of kidney function before showing any visible signs of illness. Testing helps us evaluate your pet's health up from, so we can avoid problems related to anesthesia.
- Testing can reduce risk and consequences. If pre-anesthetic results are within normal ranges, we can proceed with confidence, knowing that anesthetic risk is minimized. On the other hand, if results are not within the normal ranges, we can alter the anesthetic procedure, or take other precautions to safeguard your pet's health and reduce the risk of potential complications.
- Testing can help protect your pet's future health. These tests provide baseline levels for your pet and become part of his or her medical record for future reference.