Patient Monitoring

During general anesthesia, our patients are monitored closely by the doctor as well as a very sophisticated monitor. The monitor keeps track of your pet’s Heart rate, heart rhythm (ECG), core temperature, respiration rate and for the blood’s ability to take up oxygen, and monitor blood pressure. A change in blood pressure is an early indicator that a pet may be running into trouble. Monitoring blood pressure allows us to intervene earlier and prevent any anesthetic risk to your pet. The monitor charts your pet’s statistics every 3 minutes from the moment he or she is anesthetized to the time when he or she wakes up. Please feel free to request a copy of your pet’s anesthetic chart.