Sedation may be recommended for procedures that do not require general anesthesia. In these instances, we will use a combination of a pain reliever and a sedative. This approach allows us to keep your pet comfortable, and still enough to safely complete the necessary procedure. The sedative effect can be reversed once the procedure is complete, allowing your pet to wake up quickly.
Some very small procedures may be completed using only a local nerve block.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your pet receiving local anesthesia or about the procedure for which your pet is scheduled.