EPISODE 199 | RELEASED January 16, 2023

All About Anesthesia for Dogs | Tasha McNerney CVT

Anesthesia for dogs doesn’t have to be scary. One weird nap for your dog, one amazing opportunity for vets to provide lifesaving medical care.


Tasha McNerney is a Veterinary Technician Specialist in anesthesia, and she’s sharing all the details on what your dog’s veterinary care team does to keep your dog safe, the things that can go wrong while under anesthesia, and what you can do to prepare your dog beforehand.

One of her best tips for dog lovers feeling anxious about an anesthetic event? Talk to your dog’s veterinary team. Ask about what training and credentials your state requires for someone to do anesthesia, as well as how the staff monitor dogs while under anesthesia and during recovery. Vets and vet techs all understand that you love and are worried about your dog, and hearing the protocols in place can help to ease your mind.

Listen in to learn about the different types of anesthesia and some of the different drugs that your vet will use to keep your dog calm and pain-free.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

How ASA scores help make anesthesia safer for your pet patients https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/how-asa-scores-help-make-anesthesia-safer-for-your-pet-patients/

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