preanesthesia laboratory testing

Rascal’s Liver Disease

Rascal’s is a preanesthesia laboratory success story, eerily similar to our own Peyton’s story. In preparation for dental scaling and polishing, just like Peyton, we performed routine screening laboratory tests: CBC, Chemistry Profile and Urinalysis. These tests help us to know whether his major organs were functioning correctly (pancreas, liver and kidneys), as well as […]

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  November 19, 2010   No comments

Anesthesia In Dogs And Cats

Today we’re talking anesthesia. Let’s break the word down into its component parts to understand its literal meaning. The Latin prefix, an, means “without”. The root, esthesia, means “to feel.” So, anesthesia literally means to induce a state of the patient not feeling.There are many uses for anesthesia. The most common is to perform surgery. […]

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  July 19, 2010   No comments
PreAnesthesia Laboratory Testing

PreAnesthesia Laboratory Testing

One month from today is Peyton’s birthday. He would have been 15 years old that day, but he passed away about three years ago. He was much-loved. For two years and nine months Peyton was the “poster child” for pre-operative laboratory testing at our practice. He continues to be, even after his passing. It all […]

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  February 26, 2010   No comments

Dog And Cat Piggy Banks

Today’s Daily Post was inspired by Gracie. We have wanted to get Gracie’s dental disease taken care of since 2007. With the preanesthesia laboratory testing, anesthesia, cleaning and polishing and to extract one puppy tooth it will cost about $550.00. And that’s if we don’t have to extract more teeth than the one we know […]

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  August 13, 2009   No comments