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How Safe is Pet Anesthesia?

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Learn About Pet Anesthesia with Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre in Winnipeg

As a pet owner, your pet is provided with everything they need – food, treats, toys, flea and heartworm medication, annual exams etc. At some point, your pet may need to undergo a procedure that requires anesthesia. The veterinarian staff at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center in Winnipeg, MB wants to provide you with everything you need to know about pet Anesthesia.

Reasons Your Pet Might Need Anesthesia

There are numerous reasons your pet may need anesthesia at one point in their life, varying from simple and extreme circumstances. Some of these being, if you are unable to brush your pet’s teeth, they will need to undergo dental cleanings or other dental procedures, requiring anesthesia. Or when your pet needs x-rays or surgery they will need anesthesia. Our veterinarians will use a local anesthetic for procedures such as x-rays and dental cleanings and a general anesthetic for more painful procedures such as surgeries and fractures.

How Safe Is It?

There are risks associated with anesthesia, but it is safer than it was in the past. Trained specialists monitor your pet and their level of anesthesia, ensuring that they use the least amount necessary to keep them still and unconscious.

How Is It Administered?

When your pet undergoes a procedure, the anesthesia is administered using a short-acting IV. Once they are unconscious, a specialist inserts a breathing tube and attaches it to an anesthesia machine – providing your pet with a steady amount of anesthesia.

The Importance of Anesthesia

Anesthesia is an important part of procedures such as dental cleanings or surgery, ensuring the safety of both the pet and veterinarian while reducing the stress and pain for your pet.

Schedule an Appointment Today with Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre!

For more information about pet anesthesia, call a veterinarian at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center in Winnipeg, MB at 204-452-0911.

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