There is always a risk with any surgical procedure. One of the risks is that there will be an anaesthetic complication and something will go wrong .
Modern techniques allow us better control of pain, use of lower general anaesthesia doses and superior patient monitoring. All of the patients at the Pet Emergency & Specialist Centre receive sedation prior to anaesthesia which achieves a calming effect to reduce anxiety. Often we will give the first needle with the pet owner present so that you can sit with you pet for a while before they are admitted to hospital.
All patients receive gaseous anaesthesia delivered in 100% oxygen.
We have state-of-the-art monitors which allows us to look at trends in physiological variables such as:
- Heart rate
- Respiratory rate
- Oxygen delivery to the tissue (pulse oximetry)
- Expired carbon dioxide levels (capnography)
- Electrocardiogram (lead II ECG)
- Blood pressure (oscillometric manometry)