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Dogs Cats and Anesthesia – Pet tip 239

Most cats and dogs undergo some type of surgery that requires anesthesia during their lifetimes even if it is only the surgery done for spaying and neutering. Other common procedures that require anesthesia include dental cleaning or dental surgery as well as repairing broken bones. Whenever surgery is done on a pet the topic of anesthesia arises. For the purposes of this article we will be talking about general anesthesia where pets are completely unconscious. We’ve all heard about the potential risks and possible complications regarding anesthesia in our own lives, and so it makes good sense to wonder about anesthetic complications when it comes to our pets as well.

Luckily, veterinary medicine has made huge strides in reducing anesthetic complications. So long as the pet is properly monitored during the actual surgery and the pet has been carefully prescreened for possible problems, anesthesia on pets is quite safe and problems are few.

Owner:
Jamie Ott
City:
Waterford
Province, Country:
MI, United States
Type/Breed:
Domestic
Date of Birth:
6/1998
Date of Death
5/14/2004
Sex:
Female
Height:
25
Weight:
7.1
Coat Colour:
Black
Eye Colour:
green

Abby was an all around great cat.  I adopted her from the Humane Society  last year.  The reason I did so was because of all the cats in there, she was the only one who stood up and stuck her paw out and touch my arm.  I wanted her.  Little did I know, she was handicapped, missing one of her back legs.  This made her even more special.  Bringing her home, I grew to love her quickly.  She always would sleep by my side and we had an understanding.  When she meowed that meant her ear itched and she needed it scratched.  Due to the fact she had only one back leg, she could not do it herself.  She really got into the scratching too, she just loved it.  Unfortunately though, our happiness was cut short.  Abby became ill rather quickly and in a matter of time was not able to get herself around and would not eat or drink anything.  A trip to the vet concluded a cancerous tumor the size of a golf ball in her intestine.  I had a really hard decision to make and due to her condition, the decision was to put her down.  I could not watch her suffer anymore, and I know she did not want to suffer either.  I have to say that today I lost a true friend and I hope that she knows that I loved her so and did what I did for her.  Tylere misses you so....WE LOVE YOU ABBY

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