ALL surgery cases including routine de-sexing are performed under the safest possible conditions.
Animals are unable to communicate verbally their pain status and we want to ensure their comfort at all times.
Isoflurane gaseous anaesthetic machines are used every time your pet is kept under anaesthetic. This anaesthetic allows for rapid anaesthesia and wake up times post surgery.
In addition to general anaesthesia, we routinely use additional pain relief both before, during and after your pet’s surgery to ensure that your pet is kept ‘pain free’ long after the effects of the general anaesthesia have worn off. Some examples of these additional pain control measures are; intra operative epidural anaesthesia, dental nerve blocks, anti inflammatory pain relief for you to use when they go home.
Please feel free to ask our nurses and veterinarians what pain relief your pet will be receiving routinely and what other further options are available
During anaethesia your pet’s ability to regulate their body temperature is impaired so they are placed on a specially designed heating pad to maintain their optimal body temperature.
Our high risk patients are recovered on a sensitive non-touch breathing movement monitor. This monitor was developed for detection of respiratory cessation (apnea) in babies so is highly sensitive.
It constantly monitors your pet’s breathing micro movements through the mattress during recovery and gives an alert to their nurse if breathing stops or becomes irregularly slow, giving critical time to intervene.
A quick response can make the difference between something minor and a critical situation.