Anaesthetic Information

 

Important Information regarding your Pet’s anaesthetic procedure.

  • An empty stomach is essential. This means no food after 10pm the night before surgery and no water after 7am on the morning of admission. This means - keeping your cat indoors.
  • Additional procedures like micro-chipping and vaccination can be performed whilst your pet is in for the day. These can be discussed at admission.  With our compliments - Nail trimming is automatically done with your pet’s procedure.
  •  For your Peace of Mind, once your pet is comfortable and warm in recovery one of our surgery nurse’s will call you to let you know how everything went and also to make a discharge time.

For Your Pet’s Increased Anaesthetic Safety…. and Your Peace of Mind

Any anaesthetic procedure involves some risk and one of the ways to help minimize this risk is

Pre-anaesthetic blood testing. All pets receive a comprehensive pre-anaesthetic examination.

  1. Pre-anaesthetic blood testing (PAS)

A blood test is essential to find out if your pets liver and kidneys are working properly.  These two organs metabolise and excrete the anaesthetic agents and other medications used. This blood test is essential for all pets of any age undergoing anaesthesia. A small investment for your pet’s anaesthetic safety, your ‘Peace of Mind’ and also gives you a good baseline for future reference.

  1. Intra-Operative Intravenous Fluids (IOIF)

Fluids (a ‘drip’) during surgery help maintain hydration, blood pressure, tissue perfusion and will assist in flushing anaesthetic drugs from your pet’s system – we know you want to see a much brighter, bouncier and happy pet at the time of discharge.

  1. Pain relief

A common misconception is that pets do not feel/show pain. This is not correct. Therefore, your pet will receive pain relief which will be tailored to his/her exacting requirements depending on the procedure.