Increased anesthetic safety noted in the last 20 years is related to the increased vigilance and monitoring by Veterinarians and their staff. Anesthetic risk is quite low, estimated at 5 in 10,000 for healthy dogs, and 11 in 10,000 for healthy cats. “Balanced anesthesia” involves use of sedatives and analgesics which allow less direct anesthesia. Balances anesthesia and vigilance (human and electronic) greatly increase the overall safety of an anesthetic procedure. We employ the most up to date anesthetic protocols performed by certified licensed veterinary technicians, as well as electronic monitoring devices at our hospital to maximize your pet’s safety during an anesthetic procedure.