The following are some risks associated with our most commonly performed procedures. Please note that this in not a comprehensive list and other less common issues may arise.
While we take every precaution necessary and you may rest assured that your pet will be monitored constantly throughout the procedure, there are risks associated with administering anesthesia such as aspiration pneumonia and in extremely rare instances, cardiac arrest and stroke.
General Anesthetic Risks:
Aspiration Pneumonia- this can occur during or after the procedure if fluid or food is regurgitated into the throat and mouth during the procedure. Pneumonia may develop if the fluid or food is inhaled into the lungs.
Diarrhea-gastrointestinal upset can occur after general anesthetic
Allergic Reaction- an allergic reaction to medication(s) may result in facial swelling, hives, itchy skin, vomiting, diarrhea, respiratory changes and/or loss of appetite. In some cases, a reaction to the suture material can result in redness, swelling and inflammation of the incisional area.