We use a range of different anaesthetic drugs and design each pets’ anaesthetic protocol based on their age, health, breed, and the procedure they’re undergoing. Pre-Med sedation is given to keep your pet calm before they receive anaesthetic, while also providing pain relief. We insert an intravenous catheter that allows for quick administration of the initial anaesthetic drugs, painkillers, and other drugs or intravenous fluids and is also an important safety factor.
Once anaesthetised, a breathing tube is placed into your pets’ airway or trachea, and they are attached to a gas anaesthetic machine which delivers oxygen and anaesthetic agent. This is considered the safest and quickest to recover from. While asleep, your pet will be placed on monitoring equipment which measures heart rate, blood pressure, pulse oximetry (blood oxygen levels) and respiration. We do all this because we know it is the best standard of care.