Why is pre-anesthetic blood work important?
Like with humans undergoing a surgical procedure, the doctor’s primary goal is to reduce the risk of anesthesia as much as possible. How do they reduce risk? By having a complete picture of what is going on not only on the outside of their patient’s body but also on the inside. This is where pre-anesthetic blood testing comes into play.
Blood tests that are performed provide the doctor with a glimpse of how the patient’s major organs are functioning. Proper organ function is vital to pets undergoing surgery. Would you like more information on the importance of pre-anesthetic blood tests? Please feel free to ask one of our veterinary healthcare team members.