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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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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Veterinarians Can Help Young Mother Dogs And Cats

Recently I have been working with a teenaged mother-to-be, helping her to have a healthy pregnancy in every way. At “29”, Maggie is no youngster to be having her first. She and Rocky didn’t actually plan to have a family. They both live with her parents and she had already begun the process of planning […]

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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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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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Don’t Put Off Needed Surgery/Dentistry For Older Pets

Here is a real-life example of what can (and did) happen when fear of anesthesia causes a pet owner to delay important needed care. Dutchess came to our hospital in October, 2008, for a routine vaccination visit. We had previously diagnosed cataracts in both eyes, a heart murmur in her chest, a growth that needed […]

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