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hi, im having my 5 yo chihuahua spayed and teeth cleaned in march. im terrified. the vet told me about anesthetic death, she said its uncommon but has to tell me anyway. is it uncommon? im so scared. please reassure me or something! is this going to happen to my dog? has anyone had it happen to theres? do i have anything to worry about? im going to be on edge until this is over, 3 months from now =(
 

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Bean is being desexed in about 5 weeks and I'm scared too but I figure the risk factor is pretty low and I'm sure for my vet it is a routine procedure. I know I will be a nervous wreck on the day but I know it is what is best for Bean.
 

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I don't know much about this, but if it helps any...think how many chihuahua's get spayed/neutered each day...a lot of them for this "uncommon" thing. Hope everything goes smoothly for you and yalls two Chi's are back to normal in no time!
 

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I have had closed to 100 animals in my life. I rescue and rehome a lot of them, and everyone is spayed or neutered before they leave my house. I have had exactly one complication, Reggie had a retained testicle and his incision got infected, a little antibiotics and he is fine. None had a reaction from the anesthesia. I hope ths helps ease your mnd a bit.
 

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I know exactly how you feel.
Jaxx is getting neutered in 13 days. I was the one in our family that stood firm and said that he was going to be neutered because I know it is best for him. I would go nuts if anything ever happened to him but I keep telling myself he will be okay.

I just realized 13 days is going to fly by....
 

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I have had closed to 100 animals in my life. I rescue and rehome a lot of them, and everyone is spayed or neutered before they leave my house. I have had exactly one complication, Reggie had a retained testicle and his incision got infected, a little antibiotics and he is fine. None had a reaction from the anesthesia. I hope ths helps ease your mnd a bit.
Pam, do you have the pre-op bloodwork done before neutering? I didn't get it for Charlie a few months ago nor for my last two dogs 15 years ago when they were neutered but I
Did have it done beforevhaving their teeth cleaned when they were older. I wanted to know your opinion since you in a unique position of having a medical background and having a lot of experience with different dogs due to the rescue work you do.
 
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