Due to our strong commitment to providing the best medicine that we can for your pet, we strongly believe that regular blood testing is important in helping your pet to achieve a long and happy life. Testing your pet's blood prior to anesthetic helps us check that they don't have any underlying conditions which would make the surgery unsafe. Organ function, Red and white blood cell counts, platelets (involved in clotting), inflammatory proteins and electrolytes (geriatrics) are some of the parameters looked at prior to a surgical procedure to ensure no unexpected complications might arise.
All-day fluid therapy
Choosing additional fluid therapy for your pet can be an important part of their pre-surgery and recovery time. Fluid therapy is vital for ensuring your pet's blood pressure is kept at a suitable level during and after the procedure- this means blood supply isn't drawn away from vital organs like the brain. After fasting for a procedure, our pets can be dehydrated post-operatively so the additional fluids help in restoring their hydration levels. It also helps your pet flush out the anesthetic drugs from their system quicker, meaning they go home brighter and happier.
Fear not though, if you do not choose the additional fluids, your pet is still placed on surgical fluids, but for the duration of the procedure only.