We thought we were doing the right thing by getting my happy, energetic puppy desexed yesterday! The vet had only just started giving the anasthetic, when apparently her heart just slowed down to a stop - he didn't get to start the op. It has been a huge shock, thinking she was just having something routine done and for this to happen. What are the chances of this happening? Our other cavvie girl had no problems - and I am worried about her now and how she will cope - particularly when left home alone, even though we only had the pup for 4mths, she made a huge impact on the whole household. Would it help our 2yo cav if we got another dog? I don't know if I can afford it - this one cost me near to $1000+ in the 4mths with purchase price and vet visits for injections. Its such a shame.
I am so sorry to hear about your pup. Sometimes there is an undetected heart problem with the pet and when put under the anesthisa this happens. You may consider another pet, but wait to see how the other does first. My thoughts are with you and your family.
I am so sorry about your pup....my partner and I got our Dal boy desexed today (it's now 9.10pm in Australia) and we were soooo worried about this because we have heard of someone who had same experience as you. Sorry, I hope this didn't make you feel worse... He was fine in the end. However, my partner, the worry wart, asked me "maybe they can do some tests first to make sure there are no underlying problems". Your story proves there is a point to worrying about "routine" procedures! I think this is a valid point! Why can't they test for heart problems etc before desexing and having an operation? I know they test first with human operations if there is heart disease in the family -- I got a heart test before my wisdom teeth op! I hope you feel better soon.
i am sorry to hear about what happened to your baby. as you probably know already that cavaliers can have genetic heart problems and they can be pretty severe. maybe your cvalier had this heart problem and it was compromised due to the anesthesia. i am very sorry .
Stories like yours make me realize how thankful I am for my family and animal companions. It seems that you are doing the right thing. You have realized that yourt other dog may feel greif or lose but might not be ready for another companion so quickly. Each individual is different and it may take two months or twenty. About the money thing. Just realize that it was all used in a good cause to preserve and enrich the life of a loved creature. It may seem like it was a waste but I am sure your pup was grateful to be in such a loving family if only for a short time. Good luck and kisses
why is it that everyone has to get purbreds? there are wonderful dogs that are mixed n make GREAT pets. and if your looking for a certain preed then check out some rescues...some of them help pay for the bills to the vet if you can't offord them alone. i got my dog from the SPCA n he is the most wonderful dog anyone could ask for, n i believe that at a rescue they spay or neuter the dog themselves, or have it done while in their care...i'm not sure about that one, but still it would be less expensive then a breeder if money is an issue right now. Hope it helped! :)
You were doing the right thing by getting your dog spayed. While it is unusual for dogs to die during such routine operations, anything that involves anesthesia, even teeth cleaning, can be dangerous, just as it can be dangerous for humans. Our vet requests that preanesthetic testing be done on all dogs before they are put under, so that he can test sensitivity to certain anesthetics. You should find out which anesthetic was used on your dog, and have an autopsy done to see if there was a underlying condition that lead to her heart stopping. And cavs are prone to heart diseases, your dog may have only been beginning to show some of the effects for it when took her to get her spayed. I'm curious to know if her parents had any cardiac testing done on them, it's possible they passed it on to her and there's nothing you could have done. Hold off on getting another pet, you need time to grieve. I'm very sorry for your loss, just remember all the good times you had together with her.
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