PRE-ANESTHETIC SCREENING

Pets instinctually hide any weakness or illness so as not to appear vulnerable. While this behavior can protect animals in the wild, it can also prevent us from noticing when our pets are ill. A classic example is kidney disease—by the time your pet starts showing symptoms, up to 75% of kidney function has already been lost.

For this reason, it is important to perform a pre-anesthetic health screen on all surgery patients to ensure they are healthy enough to undergo anesthesia safely. Our standard pre-operative screen analyzes blood levels of six key factors, including liver enzymes, glucose, protein, and waste products, to determine whether major internal organs are functioning well enough to handle anesthesia and surgery.

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