Anesthesia Safety and Your Pet
Pre-Anesthesia Blood Work
We recommend appropriate blood tests to screen internal organ function. This allows us to identify potential problems that may be undetectable on a physical exam. Learn More...
CPAH Anesthesia Goals
- Certified technician with your pet 100% of the time—priceless!
- Warm, comfortable and pain free during and after the procedure.
- Intravenous fluids prevent hypotension and improve circulation
- End-Tidal CO2 —If your pet’s breathing or blood flow is too slow or too shallow the carbon dioxide reading will start rising an triggers an alarm.
- Blood pressure — Our certified technicians measure pressures every few minutes just like what is done for human patients.
- Pulse Oximeter — Measureshow much oxygen the blood cells are carrying which can alert us to issues of poor respiration or poor circulation.
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) —A continuous ECG readout of the hearts electrical activity just as you would see in any human operating room.
- Body Core Temperature — We utilize multiple forms of patient warming to maintain adequate body core temperature in your pet during and after any surgical procedure.
A water blanket is connected to a pump that circulates warm waters and help s patients during and after surgical procedures.
For many years, human patients have experienced the benefits of forced-air warming blankets and now your pet does too.
Why It’s Important to Manage Your Pet’s Pain?
Pain management is a very important component to a successful surgical and recovery experience. Our Pain Management Guidelines describe our goal to ensure your pet’s recovery process, whether from illness, surgery or injury.