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Anaesthesia and Patient Monitoring

Pre-anaesthetic Blood Profile

When your pet is scheduled for a procedure that requires anaesthesia, a pre-anaesthetic blood profile is highly recommended.

Like you, our greatest concern is the well-being of your pet. Before placing your pet under anaesthesia, a veterinarian will perform a complete physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that could complicate the procedure and compromise the health of your pet.

Because there is always the possibility that a physical exam alone will not identify all of your pet’s health problems, we strongly recommend that a pre-anaesthetic blood profile (a combination of tests) be performed prior to anaesthesia. The tests we recommend are similar to and equally as important as those your own physician would run if you were to undergo anaesthesia.

It is important to understand that a pre-anaesthetic profile does not guarantee the absence of anaesthetic complications. It may, however, greatly reduce the risk of complications as well as identify medical conditions that could require medical treatment in the future. 

Local Anesthesia

Local anaesthesia is used in order to perform minor procedures such as small mass removals and suturing wounds. Local anaesthesia includes injecting a medication near the treating area in order to minimize feeling.  Our veterinarians will assess your pet’s condition and discuss the necessary treatment actions with you.


Sedation is used for suturing minor wounds and other procedures.  Sedation is occasionally used for pets that are very nervous during nail trims.  Here at the Caradoc Animal Clinic, we use sedation as the last resort for situations like these and always discuss these options with you.  Before sedation, the veterinarian will do a physical examination and assess what type of sedation to use depending on factors such as species, age, breed, and many more.   


General Anesthesia

Our anesthesiologists are well trained and monitor your pet from the start of the procedure through to the recovery. Our patients are only under anesthetic as long as necessary. The veterinarians assess every patient before deciding an anaesthetic plan.  Our veterinarians will tailor a plan specific to each individual patient.  We highly recommend performing a pre-anaesthetic blood profile before giving any type of anaesthesia. Isoflurane is the main anaesthesia used to maintain surgical plane during procedure. Our anaesthetic machines are well maintained, checked daily, and undergo routine cleaning. Caradoc Animal Clinic upholds a high standard of anaesthesia.




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