Our greatest concern is the welfare of your pet. Before today’s procedure we will perform a physical examination and notify you of any abnormal findings that could affect anesthetic risk. During the procedure we will continually monitor your pet’s vital signs and will have an intravenous catheter in place to allow administration of fluids and any necessary medications. These precautions will help to minimize risk, but even healthy patients with close monitoring have a small chance of complications, up to and including death. To further decrease any risks and ensure your pet’s health and safety, we strongly recommend blood testing to identify unseen disorders of the liver, kidneys, and/or immune system.