Safe and effective anesthesia of dogs and cats rely on preanesthetic patient assessment and preparation. Patients should be premedicated with drugs that provide sedation and analgesia prior to anesthetic induction with drugs that allow endotracheal intubation.
Downloads to support implementation of the AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.
The AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines Task Force members consisted of:
Anesthesia in patients with diabetes.
Footnotes for the AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.
References for AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.
Patient preparation, anesthetic plan, preanesthetic medication, pain management and anesthetic management of patients with comorbidities.
Anesthesia is typically maintained using inhalant anesthetics, although maintenance can also be achieved with continuous infusions or intermittent doses of injectable agents, or a combination of injectable and inhalant drugs.
2020 AAHA Anesthesia and Monitoring Guidelines for Dogs and Cats
2011 AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats 2018 AAFP Feline Anesthesia Guidelines 2013 AAHA/AAFP Fluid Therapy Guidelines for Dogs and Cats 2019 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats 2015 AAHA Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines