How Safe is Pet Anesthesia

Pet Anesthesia

As pet owners, we always want the best care for our pets. Sometimes they need to have an operation or surgery that requires anesthesia. It is important to know that pet anesthesia is very safe when performed by a licensed veterinarian. Northwood Veterinary Hospital has a team of highly trained experts that provide care for your pet’s needs, and sometimes that involves anesthesia.

What is Pet Anesthesia?

Pet anesthesia is when your pet needs to be put to sleep for surgery or operation. This is done so that your pet doesn't feel any pain during the procedure. It is important to note that anesthesia is different from sedation. Sedation will make your pet sleepy but it will still be awake during the surgery. Anesthesia, on the other hand, completely puts your pet to sleep. The vitals are monitored by a licensed veterinarian to make sure they are safe throughout the surgery. This procedure can be used for several reasons, including spay and neuter, dental work, or any other surgeries that your pet may need.

How Safe Is Pet Anesthesia?

Pet anesthesia is quite safe, as long as you are taking your pet to a veterinarian. Our veterinarians are trained and have years of experience with using anesthesia on animals. We always make sure to monitor the pet's vitals during the surgery so that we can catch any problems that may arise.

The Risks of Pet Anesthesia

As with any medical procedure, there are always risks associated with anesthesia. However, these risks are minimal when your pet is under our care. Giving your pet the care it needs to have a better quality of life is often not possible unless anesthesia is used during the medical procedure.

Make an Appointment with Our Veterinarians in Northwood, NH

At Northwood Veterinary Hospital, your pet's safety is our number one priority. We will always make sure your pet is comfortable and safe. If you have any questions regarding pet anesthesia or would like to make an appointment, don't hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to providing your pet with the care it deserves. Call our team today at (603) 942-8368 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


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If you have an Emergency with your pet during our open hours, please call 603-942-8368 and be prepared to bring your pet in immediately. If you need to have emergency medical attention when we are closed, please call CAVES in Concord at 603- 227-1199 or Port City in Portsmouth at 603-433-0056. Both hospitals will keep us up to date on your pet’s care so we can coordinate treatment, if needed.

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