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Pet Anesthesia at Ferreira Animal Hospital

Every pet who receives proper care during his lifetime will likely undergo anesthesia at some point or other. This technique for rendering the patient unconscious may be recommended for any of a number of different procedures. Fortunately, anesthesia can be administered safely and skillfully in the hands of the right Miami veterinarian. Here at Ferreira Animal Hospital, our careful preparations, monitoring, and choice of anesthetics can help your pet get through his procedure with flying colors.

The Value of Veterinary Anesthesia

It's only natural to be a little nervous about the prospect of having your pet anesthetized. But while no drug or procedure is entirely risk-free, the odds of your pet actually having some sort of negative reaction (apart from minor post-recovery side effects) are only about 1 in 100,000. The benefits offered by anesthesia far outweigh this tiny risk factor. First and foremost, general anesthesia ensures that your pet will feel no pain or even be aware of the procedure being performed. It also keeps your pet's body completely immobile. This is critical because even a small motion could cause injury to the veterinarian or prove disastrous to your pet during delicate surgery.

General anesthesia is administered for a variety of surgical procedures, from routine spaying and neutering to orthopedic repair and emergency internal surgery. But it's also a normal part of routine dental checkups, cleanings, and other treatments. Anesthetizing your pet eliminates the chance of his resisting or even biting our team during a manual dental evaluation or a deep cleaning to remove tartar. It is also implemented for dental or oral surgery.

Careful Preparation and Monitoring From Your Miami Veterinarian

Either Miami veterinarian on our experienced team will take every step to protect your pet's safety under anesthesia, starting with a preliminary exam. This exam helps us uncover kidney problems, abnormal blood test results, and other factors that might dictate what form of anesthetic your pet can receive. We will also instruct you on how to withhold food the night before and otherwise prepare your pet for his procedure.

Following a sedative to calm your pet, anesthesia may be administered by IV, through a breathing tube, or by a combination of both methods. We watch your pet's heartbeat, core temperature, blood oxygen/CO2 level, blood pressure, and heart rate with great care through the procedure. Once the anesthesia wears off, your pet can go home with you unless he requires additional care or observation.

Learn More by Calling Our Miami Clinic

Don't be afraid of scheduling much-needed anesthesia for your pet's upcoming procedure. Call (786) 275-4629 to get more details and schedule a consultation or pre-operative evaluation!