Westway Animal Clinic
Where pets are part of the family!
1500 Royal York Road
Etobicoke, Ontario
westwayinfo@westwaydvm.com
416-243-3200

General Anesthesia

Pet General AnesthesiaFor some procedures your pet will need to be given a general anesthesia so that he or she will be unconscious and not feel any pain. Many pet owners worry about their pets being administered general anesthesia. We can assure you that modern anesthesia is generally quite safe; to further lower any risk, we perform a physical examination and run blood work ahead of time to catch any underlying health issues. In addition, we follow a specific anesthetic protocol, including monitoring vital signs during the procedure, to ensure the safety of our patients.

We begin most general anesthetic procedures by administering a sedative to help the pet relax and decrease any anxiety or pain. We then administer an intravenous drug to provide complete anesthesia and place a breathing tube into the patient’s trachea (windpipe). To maintain the state of unconsciousness, we deliver a gas anesthetic in combination with oxygen through the breathing tube.

Please contact our veterinary hospital if you have any questions or concerns about your pet receiving general anesthesia or about the procedure for which your pet is scheduled.

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Location & Hours

1500 Royal York Road, Unit 29
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9P 3B6

Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 9:00am - 5:00pm