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. During the procedure, we will continually monitor your pet’s vital signs. These precautions will help to minimize risk. However, 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.