Before your cat undergoes surgery or a procedure, we will assess internal organ system function with a blood panel and heart function with an electrocardiogram to determine the safest anesthetic protocol to use for your cat. The induction of anesthesia will cause your cat to become unconscious. Once induced, they will be intubated and connected to oxygen and anesthetic gas.
While under anesthesia, your cat is connected to state-of-the-art monitors, and one of our trained technicians will observe them until they have fully recovered. Our two Licensed Veterinary Technicians have more than 50 years of combined experience and will monitor your cat closely. Cats do differ from humans when anesthetized, as they typically do not recover with a sense of nausea as humans often do.
Why Give Your Cat Anesthesia?
Our friendly staff will discuss your cat's pain management plan with you, as your cat may need pain medication for several days after a procedure. If that is the case, we will provide you with specific instructions. Make sure you follow all instructions we provide you to ensure your cat's full recovery.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please call Warwick Animal Hospital in Newport News, VA tel:757-595-3337.