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Anaesthesia for pets

Many factors affect the safety of your pet when under anaesthesia. If your pet needs anaesthesia, a complete physical check-up will be carried out by the vet. If your pet has not had a blood test for a long time, a pre-anaesthetic blood test is strongly recommended (but not compulsory). The result of the blood test can tell the vet more about your pet's condition before he/she goes under anaesthesia. If necessary, the vet may choose another anaesthetic if the blood test shows that your pet has a malfunctioning organ.

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Anaesthesia is different for each animal and is determined by different factors, such as the blood test values, age, breed and previous anaesthesia experiences with your pet. We limit the amount of anaesthesia without reducing pain relief. Pain medication and antibiotics are always administered prior to surgery so that they are immediately effective.

The time your pet is under anaesthesia is also reduced by our trained team using the most up-to-date instruments. By using these instruments, we can reduce the time of the operation by up to 50%.

The time your pet is under anaesthesia is continuously monitored by trained assistants, an ECG device, the respirator and the capnograph. All animals are also administered intravenous fluids via an infusion during the operation to maintain blood pressure and to be able to administer medication immediately in emergency situations. We also keep a close eye on body temperature during surgery, as hypothermia is a major risk during surgery. We therefore provide your pet with a special heat mat during the operation. Also after the operation they will be able to wake up under a warm lamp.

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