Sedation in Pets

Veterinary medicine has a few words or phrases that nobody wants to hear…”maggots”, “hit by car”, and “quiet”, to name a few.  However, “sedation” is not one of them.  As a pet owner, you undoubtedly can be concerned about your pet being sick and needing to undergo sedation or anesthesia because those are often emergency situation.  Most younger pets undergoing anesthesia for a spay or neuter will do quite well and potentially may be less of a concern for pet owners.  Older pets can often do fine under anesthesia or sedation as well as long we monitor closely and take proper precautions. Continue reading