Hello to all...I'm new to this site. My heart is so broken today. Our 16 mo old white german sheppard passed away yesterday during surgery. She was being spade, and we were under the assumption this was a normal procedure. We had rescued her only a few months ago, but we fell in loe with her immediately.
We've never heard of a dog dieing during this type of procedure.
I am so sorry to hear that. This just sends shivers down my back. Just last week I had one of my doxies spayed and there were problems with her awakening from the anesthetic. The vet came out and told me she wasn't doing too well. But thank god they worked with her for 2 hours and she made it. Anesthesia has it's own risks regardless of what the surgery is. You were only trying to do the right thing for your dog by having her spayed. I'm sorry it turned out so sad.
I am so sorry for your loss. I have formed a huge attachment to each of my pets immediately as well so I can only imagine how hard this was for you. As each of my kitties has been spayed this past year I have waited anxiously for the news that they were ok. Anesthesia always bears some risk and even humans have passed away during something as simple as a tooth extraction under anesthesia.
I'm very sorry for your loss. Spaying and neutering are the most common surgeries any veterinarian will perform and thus are considered 'routine' surgeries, but even so any time anesthesia is involved, for animals or humans, there're certain risks involved. As pet owners, we can do a little bit to reduce those risks by having pre-anesthetic testing done on our pets. It adds to the cost of the procedure but may help indicate whether the dog (or cat) is having some kind of blood or kidney problem that may make it harder to come through the anesthesia.
Using inhalant anesthesias, like isoflourane, can also help the dog recover more quickly.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
I agree with what everyone is saying but the vet can also make a boo boo. My son's GP passed away after they got her home because of a mistake the vet made. She bled to death. They were devastated to say the least. Its getting pretty bad when something as routine as a spaying is scary. This vet did finally admit it was his fault. I am so sorry for your loss. Some of us here know how heartbreaking it is to lose one and espically when it is something like this. Bless you.
So very sorry for your loss. The anestesia is the scariest part of any procedure. My Sage just had to go in yesterday to remove a lump & while under I asked the Vet to scale & polish her teeth so she wouldn't need to go "under" again next year when her actual cleaning woiuld have been neccessary. It's very risky for them. Again, so very sorry. It's heartbreaking.