Our goal is to provide a safe, stress-free experience for your pet while obtaining valuable diagnostics. In most animals sedation is often necessary to perform an abdominal ultrasound +/- fine needle aspirates in order for the pet to remain stress-free during this procedure. Sedation usually lasts only a few hours, but some patients are more sensitive and can remain quiet until the following day. Rarely, depending on the type of sedation used, there may be a detrimental impact on blood pressure, heart rate, or breathing that could require intervention or risk health complications. If sedation is needed, they will be monitored throughout the procedure to reduce any potential complications. Sedation is at an extra fee of ~$50-70 depending on the size of your pet and the type of drugs deemed safest for your pet.