AAFP (the American Association of Feline Practitioners) has constructed and released a guideline, first of its kind, to feline anesthesia. This was inspired by the uniqueness of cats and their specific physiology and size. According to their records, cats have a higher mortality rate under anesthesia compared to dogs.

Their physiology makes them more prone to complications during surgery, according to the AAFP.

These new guidelines will be a standardized, evidence-based anesthetic approach that will help ensure that the patient is safe and the recovery time will be shorter and more predictable. The guidelines will provide more specific ways to avoid the possible complications, the best way to monitor feline patients during surgery, management of airway passages, recovery time and fluid therapy.

The guidelines also include the very important segment of the preanesthetic period, more specific stress and anxiety, monitoring the vitals before anesthesia, and the important role of undiagnosed, underlying diseases that may complicate the surgical outcome.

Read the original article HERE.

Take a look at the guidelines HERE.