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Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia involves numbing the nerves at a specific site where an animal feels pain or could feel pain do to a necessary procedure. Local anesthesia may be used alone or in conjunction with general anesthesia, often reducing the amount of general anesthesia that is required. Instances where local anesthesia is used includes; wound repair, dental extractions, declaws, skin biopsies or epidural anesthesia for hind limb or abdominal surgery.