Feeding vs. Fasting: Research Suggests Small Treats Prior to Anesthesia Can Outweigh the Risks

Featuring two renowned veterinary anesthesiologists—Tamara Grubb DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVAA and Ralph C. Harvey DVM, MS, DACVAA—we talk about how pre-anesthesia practices and procedures play a role in creating Fear Free veterinary visits and how new research suggests that in many cases, we should be taking a different approach than what was once the norm. It’s been a long-held practice that when it comes to feeding vs. fasting before going under, fasting was the hands down way to go. But that’s changing.