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Death during anesthesia for spaying

Posted by:  Julie
Category:   Medical
Posted on:  November 09, 2002 at 11:55:59

Question:

I had the most wonderful female JRT. We took her in to be spayed and got a call an hour and half later to tell us she was gone. Zoie was only 7 1/2 months old. The vet told us she was very healthy and didn't reccomend the pre-surgery blood tests. She also told us that her age was fine for spaying. Zoie's heart stopped while they were giving her the anesthesia and they couldn't get her back. My question is- What could've gone wrong and how early can you spay a JRT? We would like to get another female, but I can't go through this again! If we get another one, I want to get her spayed before we bring her home, before we get so attached. Is that possible or safe.

Heartbroken,
Julie