Depending on your pet’s treatment and needs, there are several different types of anesthesia your pet may receive:

Preemptive analgesia: Prevention or minimization of pain by the administration of analgesics before the production of pain, to provide a therapeutic intervention in advance of pain.

Local anesthesia: Local anesthesia is the blocking of pain in a specific location of the body, such as a tooth or skin.

Regional anesthesia: Regional anesthesia blocks pain in a larger area of the body, such as the entire lower half of the body. This occurs by blocking nerve impulses between the brain and the specific region of the body.

General anesthesia: General anesthesia renders the patient unconscious, as nerve impulse transmission is inhibited in the brain. This “blocks” pain for the patient throughout the entire body.