Anaesthetics

Isoflurane (and sevoflurane) gaseous anaesthetics are very well tolerated by chins - much more so than Halothane. When possible request that your vets uses either one.

Less than 1% Isoflurane is metabolised - the rest is merely exhaled for recovery to occur. Recovery is therefore very rapid

Commonly used inhalation anaesthetics ...............

Isoflurane
Sevoflurane

Less commonly used inhalant anaesthetics .......................

Methoxyflurane
Halothane
Desflurane
Nitrous oxide


% of anesthetic metabolised .......................

Methoxyflurane up to 50% is metabolized by the liver and kidneys

Halothane up to 20-25% is metabolized by the liver and kidneys

Sevoflurane 3.0 % is metabolized by the liver and the kidneys

Isoflurane 0.17% is metabolized by the liver and the kidneys