Cat admission for an Anaesthetic
Completing and signing the consent form
Taking a blood sample for a pre anaesthetic blood test
Running the blood test on our in house blood machines
A premedication is administered to the cat consisting of a sedative, antibiotic and painkiller
The cat is restrained whilst an intravenous cannula is placed into the right leg
The intravenous cannula is placed and taped in place. The cat is anaesthetised via an intravenous injection.
Local anaesthetic is sprayed to the back of the throat prior to intubation
An endotracheal tube is inserted into the trachea to supply anaesthetic gases/oxygen
The cat is connected to the anaesthetic machine and is monitored
Our anaesthetic machine
Sevoflo – the anaesthetic we use
A drip is connected to the cat to keep her hydrated during anaesthesia and to aid her recovery
Post-Operative care of your pet
Your pet has had an anaesthetic and may be sleepy for up to 48 hours. (Allow peace and quiet during this time).
A mild cough may be present. This is due to a tube having been placed in his trachea during the anaesthesia.
Keep your pet warm, dry and comfortable; avoid placing bed in extremes of temperature or in a draught.
Avoid activity such as climbing stairs and jumping onto furniture. Your pet’s judgement may not be as accurate after an anaesthetic and he may stretch the stitches.
Allow only short walks on the lead until stitches are removed.
If accepted, give only light meals (e.g. prescription diets) for the first 24 to 48 hours unless otherwise specified.
If your pet has undergone a surgical procedure, please check for abnormal events such as swelling of the wound, bleeding or other discharge, vomiting and interference of the stitches. Contact the surgery or come in for a check in such cases.
Stitches are to be removed in 10 – 14 days. (Please note that there are no stitches in cat castrations).
The stitches placed in a cat spay wound may be dissolving. If they are still present in 3 to 4 weeks, then return for a check-up to have them removed. Spayed cats should be kept indoors for the first 7 to 10 days.
Check dressings/casts/splints at least twice daily for abnormal smells, discolourations, discharges, discomfort, etc. The dressing/cast needs to be changed/removed in _______________.
The medication provided for your pet should be started _______________.
Your pet needs a check up in 2 days.
Please make an appointment with Reception or by phone.