If an animal suffers an injury or a medical problem that requires emergency treatment, surgery is often a consideration. When faced with this possibility, owners often wonder about their animal’s safety, particularly the risk of pet anesthesia. Each veterinarian on our Waldorf Emergency Care staff relies on anesthesia to perform a variety of procedures on Waldorf animals. Understanding more about the importance of anesthesia addresses many common owner concerns.
The public recognizes surgery as one of the most common reasons for the use of pet anesthesia. When surgery is necessary to treat trauma, remove certain growths, or spay or neuter an animal, anesthesia is always a requirement.
In addition to monitoring the aesthetic inhalant used, our staff also tracks your pet’s vital statistics such as blood pressure, oxygen levels, heart rate, respiration rate, and temperature. Monitoring continues until pet anesthesia effects have abated.
Once our patient is awake, we move it to a special recovery area to make sure it is as comfortable as possible. An important part of treatment is keeping owners continually informed of the animal’s status until it’s ready to be discharged.