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Waldorf Emergency Care

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2215 Crain Hwy
Waldorf, MD 20601
Phone: 301-705-9700
Fax: 301-705-9772

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 Anesthesia Guide 

There are many procedures that require anesthesia for pets, ranging from various emergency surgeries to endoscopy. Understandably, you may be concerned about what happens to your pet when they are put "under" for one of these procedures. At Waldorf Emergency Care, our emergency veterinarians and staff members are sensitive to these concerns and are ready to help ease your mind about what exactly to expect.

veterinarian holding a little dog in Waldorf, MD

Getting Your Pet Ready for Anesthesia

Before your pet is given anesthesia at our Waldorf Emergency Care, we want to make sure that he can handle being put under for whatever procedure is needed. In order to do this, we conduct a complete history and exam, including blood work and health evaluation of organs such as the liver and kidneys to make sure pet can handle anesthesia.

The next step is to give your pet a combination of anxiety aids which will help prepare him/her for actually being put under. By giving a combination of medications, we can reduce the chance of overdose or adverse effects from one specific medication. Having a relaxed less painful pet also helps our Waldorf emergency veterinarians take care of important preparations, such as inserting an intravenous catheter to better access the pet's veins in order to properly monitor fluids. Other preparations include inserting a flexible tube in the airway in order to better monitor breathing through the procedure.

Anesthesia monitoring by a Emergency Veterinarian and Veterinary staff member

Because we are an emergency animal hospital, putting pets under in order to perform an operation or procedure is something we do frequently, but even so close monitoring is necessary, which includes monitoring of anesthetic inhalant to assure that pets don't wake during procedure, as well as vital statistics such as heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, breathing rate, and temperature. This monitoring is considered an important aspect of each pet's treatment and continues until the effects of the anesthesia have worn off.

If your pet needs emergency care, Waldorf Emergency Care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help with whatever veterinary emergency arises for your dog, cat, small animal, farm animal, reptile, or bird. Contact us at 301-705-9700..


Waldorf Emergency Care will focus on caring and compassionate state of the art services as well as friendly communicative relationships with pet owners and family veterinarians.

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Waldorf Emergency Care
2215 Crain Hwy
Waldorf, MD 20601
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