Collar City Animal Hospital
499 2nd Avenue
Troy, New York 12182
Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed
At Collar City Animal Hospital anesthesia is usually administered when dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, and also given prior to dental cleanings. If your pet is schedule for a surgical procedure or diagnostic imaging, in all likelihood your pet will be receiving anesthesia prior to this procedure.
Like all medical procedures, anesthesia is not without risks, though these risks are typically low. In rare cases, pets may experience mild vomiting or other minor problems. In more serious cases, a life-threatening problem such as cardiac arrest or stroke can occur. While anesthesia-related deaths are extremely rare, complications can occur. Complications may occur, if let say, an undiagnosed health condition interferes with the ability to safely administer anesthesia. It is for this reason, that we will conduct a blood work test prior to administering an anesthesia. However, the risks of not moving forward with a surgery or diagnostic procedure are far greater than the risk of any complications from anesthesia.
Before Anesthesia Is Administered
Before administering anesthesia, we will conduct a full physical diagnostic exam, discuss your pet’s medical history, and perform blood tests to check for any risk factors that could complicate the safe administration of anesthesia. Before a surgical procedure involving, anesthesia, we generally recommend restricting food 12-hours in advance. Since most procedures are scheduled for the morning, this means it is okay to feed your pet the night before, but you will need to withhold food in the morning.
After Anesthesia: Next Steps
Once the procedure is complete, your pet will be transferred to a quiet space for monitoring and recovery. We keep a close watch on your pet to ensure your pet is recovering normally. Once your pet’s condition is stabilized, you will be able to take your pet home.
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