Pet Anesthesia FAQs

Mission Veterinary Hospital Answers Your Pet Anesthesia Questions

Pets sometimes develop health problems that require surgical procedures to correct them. Veterinary anesthesia ensures your pet’s comfort and safety during surgery. Many pet owners are concerned about their dogs or cat under anesthesia. Mission Veterinary Hospital in Mission, B.C., is always kept in mind. Here are some frequently asked questions about pet anesthesia.

Pet Anesthesia FAQs

Will My Pet Receive a Health Screening Before Anesthesia?

Animals are given a full health screening before their surgical procedure to detect any problems that could affect the administration of anesthesia or cause problems with the procedure itself. If a health issue is found, your vet will discuss alternative treatments that might be better for your pet.

Is the Anesthesia Used for Animals Safe?

Veterinary pharmaceutical companies conduct extensive research when developing medicines and anesthetics used on animals. They work hard to ensure that your pet’s anesthetic is safe and effective, has a low rate of reactions, and does not cause lingering effects in animals.

How Will My Pet Be Monitored While Under Anesthesia?

Heart rate and blood pressure are carefully monitored while your pet is under an anesthetic to ensure their safety. If any problem develops, your vet will quickly administer protocols to correct the problem.

How Long Will It Take for Anesthesia to Wear Off?

The amount of time an anesthetic wears off can vary from animal to animal. In some cases, an animal may recover completely after an hour or two. In other cases, your pet may be groggy for several hours or even a day after anesthesia. Pet owners should keep their pets quiet and in a separate home area where they can rest and recover from their procedure. If you notice any unusual reactions, your veterinarian will be available to discuss your concerns.

Make Mission Veterinary Hospital Your Veterinarian

The veterinarians and staff at Mission Veterinary Hospital use their extensive training and experience to provide quality care for our patients in Mission, B.C., and nearby communities. Our animal hospital offers many pet services, including wellness care, preventative care, vaccinations, dental care, surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitative therapy. We also provide emergency vet services during office hours. Call Mission Veterinary Hospital today at 604-826-8456 to learn more about pet anesthesia safety and effectiveness during veterinary procedures. Remember to speak with our veterinarians about any further concerns you may have.