Intravenous Fluids for Elective Surgery
Our professional staff offer your pet added protection during the anesthetic period by maintaining your pet on intravenous fluids (I.V. fluids). Intravenous fluids are sterile fluids that are continuously given directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous catheter. I.V. fluids maintain hydration by replacing fluid and blood loss during surgery and aid in a speedy recovery. They help maintain normal blood pressure and assist in maintaining blood flow to the major abdominal organs during anesthesia. In addition, intravenous fluids provide an immediate access line in the event that drugs are required to provide respiratory and cardiovascular support. Our staff will discuss the benefits of I.V. fluids prior to your animal's surgery.