For spay/neuter and other routine procedures, we highly recommend a pre-anesthetic blood panel to ensure your pet is healthy enough to safely undergo anesthesia. If your pet is older than 7yrs, a blood panel and I.V. fluids will often be required. Although pain medications are optional for some procedures, if you imagine undergoing surgery yourself, we’re sure you’ll agree that pain medication is a very nice thing to have! Dogs and cats suffer from pain just as humans do, and effective pain management promotes a faster, less stressful recovery, with fewer complications.