Anesthetic procedures carry an inherent level of risk. However, continuous monitoring of the following processes greatly reduce the chance of anesthetic complications. We monitor the exhaled carbon dioxide from the lungs, the oxygen tension in the blood, the patient’s blood pressure, in addition to, the heart rate and rhythm
In order to continue to decrease the risk of anesthetic complication and to aid in treatment if any deviations are noted, all of our surgery patients receive the following; preoperative blood screening prior to the surgery day, IV catheterization the day of surgery, IV fluids while in surgery, and whole body warming via warm air and/or warm water blankets while in surgery. In addition, pets under 20 pounds are recovered on a heated water bed. All of the aforementioned precautions help to assist in reducing the chance of anesthetic complications.