November Tip – Make Sure Your Pet’s Vital Organs are Protected During Surgery!

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Check with your vet to make sure he plans to give your pet IV fluids, even during minor surgery! While IV fluids are the standard of care, not every vet uses them during every surgical procedure.

The combination of anesthesia and fluid loss during surgery may make it difficult for your pet to self-regulate blood flow to important organs of the body. Your vet may tell you that he monitors blood pressure and oxygen levels during surgery to make sure your pet is getting the right amount of blood to his organs. However, according to veterinarians from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, blood pressure and oxygen levels do not tell the whole story and despite these being normal, your pet can develop complications of organ damage after he recovers from the surgery.

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For more information on this topic, visit our friends at Mercola Healthy Pets: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2015/07/22/administering-iv-fluids.aspx?e_cid=20150722Z1_PetsNL_art_1&utm_source=petsnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20150722Z1&et_cid=DM80056&et_rid=1044586921

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