When a human undergoes minor surgery, a doctor has the option to use local anesthesia so the patient does not feel pain at the precise location of the operation. Since it is difficult to immobilize an animal for several hours while performing surgery, the veterinarians at Clinique Vétérinaire Jarry use general anesthesia for both minor and major surgeries, to render an animal unconscious and motionless for a specific period of time.
A Necessary Precaution
Before any surgery, our veterinarians take a preoperative blood test to ensure that your pet's vital organs functioning properly, to determine the amount of red blood cells and to detect any abnormality that would be a contra-indication for surgery.
What Happens During the Procedure?
Our veterinarians must first sedate their patient to reduce stress and movement. The next step is induction using an injection or a strictly controlled amount of gas to render the animal unconscious. During laser surgery, the operating team keeps the animal under anesthesia by continuously administering oxygen and anesthetic gas through a tube into the trachea. We continually monitor the vital signs of our patients throughout the procedure. Once the surgery is over, the tube is removed and your pet is kept under close observation during the wake-up period.
In addition to constant monitoring of your pet during anesthesia, Clinique Vétérinaire Jarry uses catheters to administer intravenous fluids to your pet during surgery. These fluids reduce the risk of hypotension and damage to vital organs and accelerate your pet’s awakening and recovery. Catheters also allow us to administer emergency drugs as needed.
To make an appointment for surgery under general anesthesia performed according to the highest standards, call Clinique Vétérinaire Jarry.