Anesthesia is a necessary part of many veterinary procedures for dogs and cats, such as dental cleanings, surgeries, and diagnostic tests. Anesthesia ensures that your pet remains still and pain-free during the procedure.

Before administering anesthesia, your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical exam and may also recommend blood work and other diagnostic tests to ensure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia.

During the procedure, your pet's heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs are closely monitored by a trained veterinary professional.

After the procedure, your pet will be carefully monitored as they recover from the effects of anesthesia. While anesthesia does carry some risks, modern anesthetics and monitoring equipment have made anesthesia safe for the vast majority of pets.