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There are many surgical procedures that require a patient to undergo anesthesia. And although anesthesia brings about many benefits, such as not being able to feel anything during surgery, it can also be quite dangerous. For now, let’s take a closer look at anesthesia, including what it is, what to expect and how to properly prepare for a procedure that requires the use of anesthesia.

What is Anesthesia?

When your pet undergoes a procedure that requires the use of anesthesia, you will first meet with the anesthesiologist before the procedure begins. This medical professional will explain what is going to happen, including both before, during and after the procedure takes place. They will also ask you a variety of questions relating to your pet’s anesthesia history, including any past surgical procedures. Going through this process give you peace of mind knowing your pet is safe when undergoing a procedure and help the veterinarian better understand your pets well-being.

How Does Our Vet Prepare For Anesthesia?

It is of the utmost importance that you follow any anesthesia instructions that you are provided before your pet is to have surgery during the pre-op appointment. For example, you will likely be told to not let your pet drink or eat for a certain number of hours before the surgical procedure is to take place. If you don’t follow these instructions, the results can be fatal.  Also important is that you make sure there is someone to take care of the pet for several hours after the surgical procedure has been completed.

Learn More About Our Pet Procedures at Hill Top Animal Hospital

To learn more about anesthesia and how it impacts your pet during surgery, please contact Hill Top Animal Hospital today. Call 706-303-4571.