Pet Anesthesia

North Olympia Animal Hospital Discusses Pet Anesthesia

Animals must sometimes be put under general anesthesia, for surgery or for other types of procedures. Pet owners are often concerned about the effects of these drugs. However, today’s veterinary anesthetics are safer and more effective than ever before. At North Olympia Animal Hospital in Olympia, WA, we provide safe pet anesthesia when necessary for certain procedures.

Pet Anesthesia

Understanding Pet Anesthesia

Administering anesthesia for veterinary procedures is as common as it is in human medicine. Veterinary pharmaceutical companies produce medications that are suitable for use in animals. These compounds are carefully tested to ensure that they provide unconsciousness that is deep enough to prevent distress during procedures, yet is safe enough to prevent dangerous effects to the animals. Veterinarians are carefully trained in the use of these anesthetic medications, so pet owners can have confidence that no harm will come to their pets during veterinary procedures. Your vet will do pre-surgery testing to ensure your pet is fit to undergo anesthesia and the procedure. 

Procedures That May Require Anesthesia

Anesthesia may be needed for any procedure that might cause pain and anxiety to an animal. Some common veterinary procedures that may require anesthesia include spay or neuter surgery, removal of growths or tumors, teeth cleaning, setting of broken bones, wound suturing, removal of stones from the urinary tract, and eye or ear surgery. The administration of anesthesia helps to reduce distress in the animal and prevents unnecessary movement that would increase risk to the animal during the operation.

Ensuring a Safe Recovery from Anesthesia

After your pet’s procedure, he or she will be carefully monitored to ensure that the anesthesia is wearing off normally. You will be allowed to take your pet home, but be prepared to keep the animal in a quiet part of the house to allow the animal to fully recover. Limit activities until your pet is behaving normally. Provide plenty of fresh water and take your pet out on a leash to go to the bathroom.

Make North Olympia Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in Olympia

Dr. Ramanathan and our team at North Olympia Animal Hospital prioritize the care and safety of our patients in Olympia, WA and the nearby communities. We offer many veterinary services, such as vaccination, spay and neuter surgery, diagnostics, parasite prevention, dental care, and microchipping. Contact North Olympia Animal Hospital today at 360-456-6006 to have your pet examined and to learn more about procedures we offer for pet health.

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