Anesthesia for Pets
Modern anesthesia is very safe. In fact, the risk of losing a pet under anesthesia is less than 1%.
The risk of an adverse event while undergoing a spay, neuter, dental, or other non-emergency surgery is extremely low, but this risk can be affected by the anesthetic drugs used and how well the patient is monitored during and after anesthesia.
Because surgery and anesthesia occur behind the scenes, owners find judging the hospital’s expertise difficult.
It often comes down to trust.