HOW to avoid complications with a tiny yorkie and an anaesthetic….
We must all realise that having an anaesthetic carries certain risks, be it for us humans or an animal……….. so one way or another, there is always a risk factor.
There are certain anaesthetics available that are supposedly 100% safe. The vets who work on the smaller Yorkies, seem confident that the risk to the animal well YORKIE in this case is minimal.
If we accept there is a risk factor to us as humans, does that stop us from having surgery?????? NO not at all. We put our faith in the Doctor and Anesthetist and we proceed with the surgery.
You have to do the same when it comes to you and your pets, dog, cats YORKIES …………….. I insist on all my dogs irrespective of size being sterilized…at a young age. WHY because a sterilized animal is a far more stable, happy and healthy animal. Many folk over the years have said they would rather not sterilize because of the fear of the dog dying on the table….. Does this happen? In very rare cases. One must also realise, you have a bitch (female) dog, and you do not sterilize her for fear of her dying under anaesthetic. It was thought before if a dog had pups she would be very unlikely to develop mammary cancer, however this has been proven to be incorrect. Mammary cancer is also developed in breeding dogs. Pyametra, infection of the uterus, if this goes undetected for a period of time, the chances are very good that the bitch will end up having to be sterilized. The risk to her at this stage is not purely the anaesthetic, but the fact that she has a major infection in her body, which would cause her to become weakened and debilitated. HER risks now are far greater of dying on that table than when she was 6 months old.
In all my years’ experience with rescue, Yorkies, Persian cats, and a good few other animals, I have had one yorkie die after a caesarian, 1 black swan die – under the second anaesthetic. One other yorkie die under the second anaesthetic….. severe damaged jaw from a dog fight.
If you consider that these fatalities span over 30 something years, and many animals later, is it really such a risk??????
Some information you should consider when an animal dog, yorkie especially the smaller yorkie needs an anaesthetic.
SECOND anaesthetics in close proximity to the first anaesthetic, can be extremely dangerous.
I have seen it happen to a friend of mine.
It has happened to me with a yorkie and a breeding black male swan.
Anaesthetics in close succession can be fatal. IF at all possible keep a good break in between.