Anesthesia safety is our top priority, which begins with a complete physical exam and lab work to ensure the health of your cat. Each cat is treated as an individual and the anesthesia protocol is tailored to fit his/her needs. We use a balanced protocol that includes sedation, pain medication, and an inhaled gas anesthetic called sevofluorane. Sevofluorane is used to keep your cat under anesthesia safely. This is the same anesthetic selected for human infants because of its safety profile.
To support your cat’s cardiovascular system and kidney health, they are administered intravenous fluids during the entire procedure and are continuously monitored by a certified veterinary technician. The technician uses an electrocardiogram, pulse oximeter, capnograph, and doppler to monitor the function of your cat’s heart, oxygenation, and blood pressure.
After anesthesia, your cat is closely monitored until they are awake and able to lift their head. We continue to check anything that prompted special attention during the procedure like temperature or blood pressure. When they are back to normal and have eaten, we send them home. We rarely keep cats overnight for routine surgeries, because we believe they will be much happier and recover much faster at home.