Anesthetic Safety Screening
A physical exam will be performed on your pet prior to anesthesia. Some pets have internal problems that produce complications, yet are not evident on physical exam. These include anemia, lack of clotting, as well as liver, kidney, heart, or other conditions possible in any age pet. We recommend the following tests in order to decrease the chance of complications. (These tests are the same as some performed on humans before any anesthetic procedure).
As with any surgery requiring general anesthesia, there are certain risks that serious complications or even death may result.