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Beaver Lake Animal Hospital
26325 SE 39th Street
Issaquah, WA 98029
(425)557-0752


Beaver Lake Animal Hospital

26325 SE 39th Street
Issaquah, WA 98029

(425)557-0752

beaverlakeah.com

Anesthesia


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We know how concerned our clients are about anesthesia for their pet.  We are too.  Time is spent evaluating choice of drugs and drug protocols and every step of anesthesia to give our patients the best that is available.

We use a balanced anesthesia protocols.  The protocol is adjusted to each pets specific needs.  The protocol allows for pet evaluation using examination and preanesthesia lab testing. The protocol includes prevention and control of pain before, during and after surgical procedures.

Before anesthesia is induced, pets receive medication to help relax and control pain.  Once relaxed, an intravenous catheter is placed and intravenous fluids are started to help maintain blood pressure, tissue perfusion and oxygen delivery to all organs. (A drop in blood pressure puts pets at risk both during the anesthesia and afterwards.)

Anesthesia is induced usually using complementary drugs, again to relax the pet, reduce/control pain and help maintain blood pressure and heart rate.  An endotracheal tube is placed to support respiration.  The endotracheal tube provides a means to deliver oxygen and gas anesthesia.  It helps prevent aspiration of fluids into the lungs.  Respiration is supported to fully inflate the lungs to help prevent lung collapse.

Anesthesia is maintained with isoflurane, a gas anesthetic.  The heart rate and rythem as well as respiration and internal body temperature are monitored.  The pet is provided heat to help maintain normal body temperature. Heat is provided under the patient, through warming of the IV fluids as well as a Bair Hugger warm air blanket.  We also put heavy socks on the patients.  Our typical patient retains a normal body temperature through out the procedure and recovery.

While in surgery, we use the ADS 1000 anesthesia machine.  The A.D.S. 1000 is a microprocessor controlled anesthesia delivery system / positive pressure ventilator.  It represents an advanced way of delivering anesthesia which enhances safety while in surgery. This machine has changed the way anesthesia and ventilation therapy is administered to veterinary patients. With the knowledge that the patient is always breathing, the veterinarian can completely focus on the procedure at hand without distraction. The A.D.S 1000 will correctly inflate the lungs to the proper pressure with each breath.

Please read the information in the Consumer Guide to Elective Surgery and Procedures.


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We use Heska intravenous fluid pumps for all our patients in for anesthesia or on fluids for other reasons. 

  • It is used it to accurately administer critical drugs with narrow therapeutic ranges.
  • It is used it in emergency care for fluid replacement.
  • It is used during all surgical procedures.
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    Intravenous fluids should be administered as close to body temperature as possible, especially when hypothermia or shock is a concern. The Thermal I.V. is a small, lightweight warming unit that is easily placed over a standard I.V. line to warm the fluids to 100F. The unit is placed within 18" of the patient.

     

    Temperature Management Unit - Model 505
    Bair Hugger therapy temperature management units have become the standard of excellence in forced-air warming. The Bair Hugger Model 505 provides safe, quiet and effective warming to patients around the world.

    Small size frees up more usable workspace
    Light weight makes transport and set-up a breeze
    Freestanding or easily attached to an IV pole, bedrail or optional rolling cart
    Built-in hour meter makes it easy to monitor usage for preventative maintenance
    Unique snap-fit hose swivels at three points for easy blanket attachment and positioning
    Bair Hugger temperature management units are the ONLY forced-air warming systems that can be used with an integrated, cost-effective method of fluid warming - The Bair Hugger 241� blood/fluid warming set

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    The scil Vet View V1 vital signs monitor measures non-invasive blood pressure, SPO2, heart rate, respiration, temperature, and ECG all in a compact, portable package. Easy to operate with an extra bright, color display, the V1 includes a printer which delivers parameter results in an easy to read 4" diagnostic printout.

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