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Pets and Anesthesia

In case your beloved pet needs to go through a certain procedure wherein general anesthesia will be administered, you can check out the following things you need to keep top of mind when it comes to anesthesia, including its potential side effects as well as indications. When it comes to the veterinary practice, general anesthesia is usually administered when the following are applicable:

  • When the animal needs to go through a procedure that will bring about pain
  • When the animal needs to be completely still while undergoing a certain procedure
  • When the animal's airway must be protected
  • When the specific procedure will take a considerable time to be completed or when possible complications may happen to the animal patient as a result of the procedure
  • General anesthesia is used when sedation, local anesthesia, or regional anesthesia is not the right fit for the specific procedure

There are possible side effects of anesthesia use in pets, such as low blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, hypothermia, respiratory depression, or drug reactions. Do consult your veterinarians Coral Springs, FL if you have any concerns about anesthesia and its potential side effects. 

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