At Prairiehaven Animal Hospital, we take all anesthetic cases very seriously. We thoroughly screen all of our patients to make sure there are no hidden complications by performing exams before every anesthesia procedure and by requiring minimum baseline lab testing based on species, breed, and age. In addition, we utilize multimodal pain management, which reduces post-operative pain and reduces the depth of anesthesia we use, thereby increasing safety.
All of our patients who undergo procedures of more than five minutes have an IV catheter and fluids to help bolster their blood pressure. We use extensive monitoring of our patients under anesthesia, using our ECG, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, temperature, and end tidal CO2 monitors. One member of our medical team is assigned to your pet through the entire process, from initial exam, through pre-anesthetic medications and anesthesia, and then post operatively. For your pet’s safety, we only perform one surgical procedure at a time. We use an objective pain scoring system in order to ensure that if your pet is in pain, he/she will immediately get the relief needed.