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Anesthesia

Anesthesia or sedation is frequently required for diagnostics, surgical, dental or other special procedures when immobilization is beneficial. It is important to withhold food after 9:00 p.m. the night before a procedure because anesthesia can occasionally cause vomiting. Please inform us if your pet has eaten or taken medications after this time.

We strongly recommend blood testing prior to anesthetic procedures. These blood tests check how your pet’s organs are functioning to determine potential anesthetic risk that morning. We ask that your pet arrive at Animal Kingdom during our admit time (7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.) on the day of their scheduled procedure. One of our team members will go over the consent form, confirm the procedure to be performed, and collect current information from you for contact while your pet is under our care.

Because your pet’s safety is our highest concern, we have a variety of anesthetics to meet your pet’s specific needs and follow our Anesthesia As Safe As Possible (ASAP) protocol. Our doctor will review your pet’s blood work and medical chart, then perform a Pre-Surgical physical exam and finalize a surgical and anesthetic plan for your pet.