Here at your favorite High Point Veterinary Hospital anesthesia and/or sedation are used during many procedures. Almost all dental work and surgeries require some form of anesthesia. The doctor will determine the safest type and amount for your pet’s procedure. As with any anesthesia, risk is involved, although problems are rare. In order to lessen the risk, we recommend pre-anesthesia blood work for all animals and it is required for all pets age six and older. All patients are well hydrated with fluids – and are monitored before, during and after the procedure.