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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:
Sierra Andrews
City:
Arlington
Province, Country:
MN, United States
Type/Breed:
Long-haired American Tabby Cat
Date of Birth:
June 14th, 2000
Date of Death
September 6th, 2008
Sex:
Female
Height:
1
Weight:
17
Coat Colour:
brown,brownish-black stripes, white uder-paws
Eye Colour:
blue-green

       My cat Squirt was the best cat there ever was,next to my other cat Toupers. She was very affectionate, and very overweight, but that didn't matter. She was not able to have kittens, though we had her for so long that it seemed like she was always with us. She is buried in our backyard and will carry on in our hearts forever. When we die, we always counted on seeing her in heaven....we'll miss you Squirt :-)!

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