Canine Consent for Anesthesia

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Please use the form below to consent for anesthesia. If you need immediate assistance, please call us directly during business hours at 509-462-7387. If you are a new client, please use our new client form to be registered in our system. If you have multiple pets, please fill out the following form for each individual pet.

Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork

Bloodwork performed before anesthesia can help determine how effectively your dog’s organs can eliminate the anesthetics that are to be used. It also sets baseline values for comparison at a later date if necessary. Bloodwork is especially important in older animals or those with a history of illness. Anesthesia may be adjusted or surgery postponed based on the results of these tests, thus decreasing the risk to your dog. Recommended for dogs under 7 years. Doctor requires on dogs 7 years and older.

Nerve Block

Local anesthesia in the form of a nerve block can be a valuable adjunct to anesthesia. Desensitizing the surgical site in the form of an incisional line block for spays and neuters, and a testicular block for neuters, can help increase patient comfort, thus potentially decreasing the need for extra anesthetic agents. A pain injection will also be given as well as pain medications to go home.

Microchipping

Microchipping is permanent identification implanted under the skin. The microchip is registered to you and the clinic. If your dog is found, any clinic or shelter can scan the chip, get the number and call the company to be put in contact with you or the clinic.

Fear Free

If your dog is fearful, anxious or stressed while here, despite pre-visit sedation, additional medications may be administered with an additional fee to keep your dog calm while he/she is here.

Authorization

Should we be unable to reach you while your dog is under anesthesia, the doctor will proceed with the best medicine for your dog using his/her best discretion.