During general anesthesia, our patients are monitored closely by trained veterinary staff. Parameters that are recorded and evaluated include heart rate, respiratory rate, mucous membrane colour, temperature, and blood pressure. A change in these parameters may be an early indicator that an animal may be running into trouble. Monitoring allows us to intervene earlier and reduce the risk of anesthetic complications. We chart your pet’s statistics every 5 minutes from the moment he or she is anesthetized to the time when he or she wakes up. Please feel free to ask our veterinary staff about our anesthetic procedures and protocols.