Whether your pet is young or old, a pre-anesthetic physical exam will be performed with the necessary blood work to assure that your pet is as healthy as possible. This will help uncover any previously undiagnosed conditions and allow us to score their pain level to better customize medication needed before, during and after their procedure.
In addition to examining your pet, our staff performs a safety check on all tools and equipment as well as double checks operations just before the procedure begins. This allows us to maintain focus on your pet while simultaneously reducing the time your pet will be anesthetized.
To reduce your pet’s stress and promote comfort, we balance anesthetics with pre-anesthetic administration of analgesic and sedative drugs. Depending on the protocol used, this approach can also allow for a reduction in the amount of anesthetic required, making for a smoother recovery. At Comal Pet Hospital, anesthesia is individualized for your pet based on a number of factors, which includes the type of procedure, his or her preexisting conditions, blood test values, age, breed, and prior anesthetic experience.