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Pre-Anesthetic Testing

If your pet is having dental work or surgery, it’s important to run same-day blood work prior to anesthesia primarily to ensure your pet can properly process and eliminate anesthesia. Pre-anesthetic testing helps us understand whether your pet’s vital organs are functioning properly, which can help us create an individualized anesthetic plan for your pet and avoid potential complications during surgery.

Certain conditions are especially risky for pets under anesthesia, and pre-anesthetic blood work can show if there are any hidden or undetected health problems. Regardless of why your pet is being anesthetized, pre-anesthetic testing establishes a baseline for their individual health, which is helpful for future reference.