If your pet is having a minor surgical or diagnostic procedure performed, we sometimes use a local anesthetic to help control pain. Local anesthetics cause a loss of sensation in the area where the procedure is being performed. We sometimes use a sedative and/or anxiolytic (anti-anxiety medication) in combination with the local anesthetic, to keep pets calm during a procedure.
Please feel free to ask us about our patient monitoring and anesthetic protocols. We’d be happy to discuss these matters in more detail.