We monitor our patients closely to keep them as safe as possible during procedures that require general anesthesia. A veterinary technician will use our state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to continually assess your pet’s heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure, CO2, and temperature to keep your pet as safe and comfortable during anesthesia as possible.
All anesthetized patients have an IV catheter in place so they can receive fluids throughout the procedure. Having this in place helps regulate blood pressure and allows us to give any needed medication during surgery. A warm air heating blanket is also placed on each patient to maintain their normal body temperature.
Please feel free to ask us about our patient monitoring protocol or any concerns you might have about your pet’s procedure. We’d be happy to discuss these matters in more detail.