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Pet Anesthesia

Does your pet have an upcoming procedure that may require him to be put under with anesthesia? A veterinarian at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre in Winnipeg would love to help. Below is more information about pet anesthesia.


What Is Pet Anesthesia?

Pet anesthesia is a combination of drugs used to relax muscles, lower a body’s ability to feel pain, and lower the function of the nervous system. We do what we can to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible before, during, and after his procedure.

Why Pet Anesthesia Is Used

Pet anesthesia is used to make sure your pet and our staff are kept safe during certain procedures we perform here at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre. We want your pet to have as little pain as possible during his procedure, and anesthesia helps with this.

With your animal in a relaxed state, he is kept safe during the procedure. Our staff is also safe since they do not have to worry about your cat or dog wriggling around while they are performing a surgery.

Since your pet is relaxed, our staff can perform surgery at a much higher accuracy rate than if your animal was free to move around. More accuracy means we will have a much more successful outcome with our animal surgeries.

How Pet Anesthesia Is Given

There are several ways that pet anesthesia is given. General anesthesia can be given intravenously. Topical anesthesia is given to lower the amount of pain an animal can feel in his teeth or skin. Spinal anesthesia, also called an epidural, is administered to reduce pain in a specific part of the animal's body.

Make an Appointment Today

Make an appointment as soon as you can so that we can diagnose and treat your pet. If your animal needs a procedure done that requires anesthesia, we will discuss all the steps with you and answer any questions you may have to make sure you are comfortable leaving your pet in our care.

We will perform a physical exam on your pet to make sure they are well enough for surgery and anesthesia. Your pet will be monitored during surgery to make sure they're comfortable. We will also monitor your pet as they come out of anesthesia.  

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