Your pet is scheduled for a procedure that requires anesthesia or sedation. Our greatest concern is the wellbeing of your pet. Prior to anesthesia, a Veterinarian will perform a complete physical examination to identify any existing medical conditions that could complicate the procedure and compromise the health of your pet. There is always the possibility a physical exam alone will not identify all of your pet’s health problems. Prior to anesthesia, a pre-anesthetic blood test can be performed. Blood tests can reduce the risk of complications as well as identify medical conditions that
could require medical treatment in the future. The veterinarian recommends the following blood tests be run before
• CBC (Complete Blood Count) checks the immune function, hydration status, and if there is any underlying
• Chemistry/Electrolyte Panels check Liver and Kidney function, as well as Glucose and Electrolyte status.
Animals over the age of 8 are strongly recommended to have blood tests prior to anesthesia. Intravenous fluid therapy will be administered to help support blood pressure and process anesthetic drugs.