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Anaesthesia

Anaesthetics and Surgeries are performed every day in our clinics.


Note: pre-anaesthesia testing is a really important preliminary check that can assist you with the decision making process prior to surgery.  Knowing the risk of adverse reaction to anaesthesia in your pet, can be a life saving precaution that takes minutes to assess read more

 
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The trail of pictures shows what happens when your pet receives an anaesthetic and some of the measures we take to try and ensure their safety.


Anaesthesia 2.jpg Each pet has an intravenous catheter placed before the anaesthetic. 

This enables a ‘knock down’ dose of anaesthetic to be administered intravenously at the beginning of the procedure and then drip fluid during the anaesthetic.
Anesthesia 3.jpg After the knock down dose most pets are then kept asleep with an anaesthetic gas breathed via a tube placed into their wind pipe.
Anaesthesia 4.jpg During the anaesthetic anaesthetised animals can be “wired up” to monitors that can measure heart rates, breathing rates, blood pressure, and body temperature and oxygen levels in the blood.
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Anaesthesia 5.jpg After the anaesthetic the animals are closely monitored and kept warm until their tubes can be removed.