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Anaesthesia

Many factors may influence the safety of your pet while it is anaesthetised.

In case your pet needs anaesthesia, your pet will first be physically examined by the veterinarian. If it has been a while since a blood test has been taken, a pre-anaesthetically blood test is highly recommended (but not a compulsory).

The result of the blood test tells the veterinarian more about the physical condition of your pet before he/she receives the narcosis.

The veterinarian may decide to alter the narcosis agent when the blood test points out that your pet has an failing organ.

Anaesthesia is different for each animal depending on several factors such as blood levels, age, breed and previous experiences with anaesthesia of your pet. We limit the amount of narcosis without reducing pain management. Pain killers and antibiotics will always be injected prior the surgery and will be active directly.

The time that your pet will be under anaesthesia is also strongly reduced by our well-trained team, using the most up to date instruments. By using these instruments, we can reduce the time required for the surgery by up to 50%.

Your pet will be monitored by para-veterinaries, an ECG, respiration monitor and a capnograph when your pet isanesthetized. Also, all animals will receive intravenous fluids via a drip during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to be able to deliver medication in case of an emergency.

Furthermore, we monitor the body temperature during the surgery because hypothermia (also known as undercooling) remains one of the major risks. Therefore, we provide your pet with a special blanket to keep them warm during the surgery. Likewise, they can wake up under an infrared light after surgery.