Pet Anesthesia FAQs

Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions about Pet Anesthesia

Here at The Village Vet, we care about all of our pet patients. We strive to provide excellent services every time you and your pet visit us for any of our medical services, including pet surgery. If your pet needs to have surgery, anesthesia is required. We understand that you may have questions about anesthesia, and our Baltimore veterinarians are here to answer them.

What Is Pet Anesthesia?

Simply put, anesthesia is a controlled drug that makes pets temporarily unconscious so that they will not feel pain or move during a surgical procedure.

Is Anesthesia Safe?

Anesthesia is safe overall because of constant monitoring, safer drugs, and better procedures.

Will The Anesthetic Drug Cause Side Effects?

Some pets are known to have minor reactions to the anesthetic agent, such as swelling on the injection site,  nausea, and vomiting, but for the most part, pets react well to it with no side effects.

How Long Does It Take for My Pet to Wake Up and Recover from Anesthesia?

It really depends on the type of anesthetic our Baltimore veterinarians will use, the type of procedure that will be conducted, and the length of time of the surgery. But generally, pets are awake after 10 minutes, when the aesthetic is no longer administered. It could take longer if it is a lengthy procedure. Pets make a full recovery after 12 to 24 hours.

Got Questions about Pet Anesthesia? Contact Us for Answers!

If you have questions about pet anesthesia, talk to our veterinarians at The Village Vet in Baltimore. Our emergency vets, Dr. Robert Berry and Dr. Amanda Stump, will be more than happy to put your mind at ease and answer your questions. Give us a call today at 410-367-8111.