Anesthesia

Ensuring Your Pet's Safety and Comfort

The prospect of having your per undergo anesthesia is a common source of anxiety for pet owners. At McHale Animal Hospital, we will strive to make your pet’s experience as safe as possible. The use of modern anesthetic drugs and monitoring techniques, along with experienced staff, can make all the difference.

Making anesthesia as safe as possible starts with careful evaluation of each individual pet to determine any risk factors that may be present. A thorough physical exam and blood testing are performed prior to anesthesia. For pets with underlying health problems, radiographs (X-rays) and urine testing may also need to be performed. We will discuss your pet’s individual needs with you prior to performing anesthetic procedures.

A Bair hugger warming system, similar to those used in human medicine, will be used to help maintain your pet’s proper body temperature throughout the anesthetic procedure and during recovery. Careful monitoring of your pet’s vital signs will also be performed throughout the procedure. This includes monitoring their body temperature, heart rate and rhythm (EKG), blood oxygen levels, and the levels of carbon dioxide that they expire.

We care deeply about our patient’s safety and well-being, and we will do all that we can to protect your furry family member.