Pet Safe Veterinary Anesthesia in the Greater Houston Area, TX

Pet Safe Veterinary Anesthesia in the Greater Houston Area

We see many “high risk” patients: Pets with heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, and diabetes, as well as pets that are pediatric, geriatric, tiny breeds and large breeds.

Safe Veterinary Anesthesia

To help prevent complications, every patient is required to have pre-anesthetic lab work. We review each patient’s medical history, perform a physical examination, and then each patient receives an anesthetic protocol customized to fit their individual needs. Pre-anesthetic medications are chosen including drugs for sedation, nausea, and pain control. Giving pain medication before, during, and after dental procedures has been shown to speed recovery and lessen general anesthesia requirements.

Each patient has an intravenous catheter placed and is maintained on an Isoflurane gas anesthetic. Warmed intravenous fluids are administered throughout anesthesia. Blood pressure, ECG, heart rate and blood oxygen saturation along with respiration and temperature are monitored throughout anesthesia. Core body temperature is maintained with heated tables, warm water blankets, and fluids.

During recovery, all vital signs are monitored and pain medication is given to smooth the process. All patients are closely monitored to ensure they recover safely and comfortably. Recovery accommodations are heated in a quiet area where the patient is in full view and is easily accessed by the staff.

Patients are discharged in the afternoon on the day of the procedure.