Patients with severe dental disease are often geriatric and as a result may have age-related illnesses. We have advanced monitoring equipment and support for geriatric animals. Anesthetic monitoring for every patient includes
- non-invasive blood pressure
- respiratory rate
A ventilator with a high pressure patient alarm is utilized and temperature regulation is carefully controlled. Short-acting anesthetics are used to allow for rapid recovery, and patients are kept in temperature controlled cages after the procedure.
Post-operative pain management involves local anesthetics, narcotics, and NSAIDS on a case-by-case basis. Patients requiring overnight care or further hospitalization should return to their veterinarian.
Since nearly all of our procedures require general anesthesia, patients are required to have appropriate pre-anesthetic tests performed by their veterinarian before any procedures are performed.
Consultations and procedures usually occur on the same day and in-house bloodwork is not available.
The procedures performed are very important to the animals health but are considered elective, therefore systemically ill animals are better served by waiting to undergo general anesthesia until stable enough to do so.
Patients with suspected neoplasms should have appropriate workups before consultation including bloodwork and three-view thoracic radiographs.
Patients with known cardiac disease should be evaluated by a cardiologist before undergoing any anesthetic procedure.