A Day at the Surgery

Tasha is our 14 year old practice pet and she recently had some periodontal dental issues. Here we give you a step by step account of what happens when a dog comes in for a dental procedure under anaesthetic

Poor Tash - no breakfast, just a weigh in
Poor Tash - no breakfast, just a weigh in
A blood test is taken to make sure she has no liver / kidney problems or diabetes
A blood test is taken to make sure she has no liver / kidney problems or diabetes
Her heart is checked before we give her a pre-anaesthetic tranquiliser
Her heart is checked before we give her a pre-anaesthetic tranquiliser
Tasha gets her pre-anaesthetic tranquiliser. She barely noticed the tiny needle
Tasha gets her pre-anaesthetic tranquiliser. She barely noticed the tiny needle
Fast asleep under general anaesthesia
Fast asleep under general anaesthesia
Every tooth is carefully scaled to make them pristine
Every tooth is carefully scaled to make them pristine
In the recovery ward - waking up but still sleepy
In the recovery ward - waking up but still sleepy
1 hour later  and wide awake - where's dinner?
1 hour later and wide awake - where's dinner?