How safe is an anesthetic in dogs really?

General anesthesia and sedation is performed daily in veterinary practice, and it is necessary to perform a number of procedures, from routine neutering and imaging, to emergency surgery. Understandably having your dog undergo an anesthetic can be one of the most nerve-wracking things you can experience as an owner, and does not come without some risk – something that can be hard for owners to overcome.

There has been plenty of research conducted over the years looking into the risk of anesthesia. Most recently, a paper titled ‘Mortality Related to General Anesthesia and Sedation in Dogs under UK Primary Veterinary Care’ has been published that has looked at the outcomes of GAs and sedations in dogs visiting first opinion practices in the UK. Let’s have a look at what this important study has shown, and what it means for our dogs that may require anesthesia in the future.

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Snarling Chihuahua Looked For Safe Spot With Only Man Who’d Give Him A Chance

Lee Asher is no ordinary man. He rescues hard-to-place dogs and fosters them. During their stay at his home, he works with the ones that are “unadoptable.” When Lee heard about an aggressive Chihuahua named Kai languishing in the shelter, he drove to meet him. Kai had been growling and lashing out so much that … Read more

What is Radioiodine Therapy in Cats, and is it Safe?

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Radioiodine therapy (or radioactive iodine therapy) is a fantastic treatment option for cats with hyperthyroidism. Still, with all treatments, there are pros and cons. If your self has mentioned this therapy to you for the first time, you are probably trying to decide what to do, and this can be a stressful decision. Understanding your cat’s treatment options and prognosis is crucial in order to make the best decision for your cat and you.

Read on to discover some of the most common questions people have about radioiodine therapy in cats and what you need to consider when making this decision.

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United Airlines Employee Lets Dog Mom Know Her Baby Is Safe

United Airlines has been all over the news this week, but one dog mom is forever grateful for a particular employee who eased her worries as her family took a flight overseas. Ashley Cervantes, a military wife, was traveling from Texas to Hawaii because her husband was being relocated. They refused to take the trip … Read more

A Safe & Effective 4 Step Plan

Nothing is more frustrating than finding a flea or tick on your beloved dachshund. In addition to driving your dachshund crazy, fleas and ticks can carry dangerous parasites and threaten the health of your beloved pup. In this article, we’ll discuss a strategy for naturally preventing fleas and ticks from bothering your dachshund. In addition … Read more

Couple Steals Service Dog & Blackmails Pet Parents For Her Safe Return

Two pet parents endured their worst nightmare when their beloved service dog, Sailor, escaped from their backyard. As if the situation wasn’t terrifying enough, the treasured Frenchie ended up in the hands of two cruel con artists. The Miami couple sought the help of their local police department when they began to receive upsetting texts … Read more

Are home-prepared diets for dogs safe?

I often come across dogs who are on a home prepared diet. I have an interest in nutrition; so I read a lot about it, I look at the research available, I try to keep up to date with new evidence. So, when I am told that a dog is on a homemade diet, I stop and dig a little deeper. Anecdotally, what I often hear does not fill me with confidence… In fact, it often concerns me greatly as to the nutritional adequacy of the formulation chosen by owners.

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‘Skeleton’ Dog Found Locked Inside Cage At Abandoned Doggy Daycare Is So Glad To Be Safe

Local authorities are investigating the mysterious circumstances surrounding a starving dog who was found locked inside a kennel at an abandoned doggy daycare center in Vancouver, British Columbia. The staff at the British Columbia SPCA was shocked to see the nearly skeletal dog when he was brought into the shelter. His hair was so overgrown, … Read more