You Can Trust Your Veterinarian with Pet Anesthesia
Seeing your pet "put under" anesthesia can be a scary time for pet parents who bring their animals to the veterinarian for surgery. Surgery, however, isn't the only procedure for which pet anesthesia is required. Dental exams, dental care, diagnostic imaging, and even taking urine samples can require your pets to be anesthetized in order for these tests and procedures to be performed successfully. However, there are three key assurances that your veterinarians Dr. Michael Good and Dr. Michele Stewart want you to have when you bring your pets to Acres Mill Veterinary Center in Canton, GA.
Every Receives Special Attention During Pet Anesthesia
Different breeds react to anesthesia in different ways. Anesthesia has to be adjusted for pet weight, health history, and age. Your veterinarian at Acres Mill Veterinary Center will take the time to get to know your pet before any elective surgery to make sure that the procedure is as easy for your pet, and for you, as possible.
Modern Pet Anesthesia Is Safe and Effective
There is always a risk when an animal is given an anesthetic, but even mild reactions occur only in about one in 100,000 cases. Your pet is more likely to suffer an injury on the drive over to the veterinary hospital than to suffer to an adverse reaction to modern pet anesthesia.
You Have a Role to Play When Your Pet Undergoes Anesthesia
It's only natural to want to be there to offer your pets comfort whenever they are sick, especially when they are undergoing a procedure sufficiently traumatic to require anesthesia. It's also very important that you follow your veterinarian's instructions for pet care prior to their procedure so there aren't any complications.
Of primary importance to your pet's recovery from anesthesia is making sure any orders to have your pet fasting are strictly followed. It's particularly important that no member of your household offer your pet a treat to help get through the anxiety of going to the vet. When your pet undergoes anesthesia, there is a loss of control over the epiglottis, the flap that closes over the windpipe to prevent water and food from entering the lungs. If a pet has food or water in her stomach while she is still anesthetized, it can be aspirated into the lungs, causing serious problems. This is a completely preventable complication of anesthesia, but it is the pet's owners that prevent it.
Your doctor may also give you special instructions for taking care of certain breeds of animals after anesthesia, such as sighthounds. The most critical time for pets that undergo anesthesia is during their recovery, not during the procedure itself.
Dr. Good and Dr. Stewart are here to help.
Dr. Michael Good and Dr. Michele Stewart provide full veterinary services to all your pet healthcare needs. You can request an appointment online or call us at (770) 479-1905.Acres Mill Veterinary Center's offices are located at 2460 Ball Ground Hwy, Canton, GA, 30114.