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Q. Is it negligent for a vet to suggest and perform surgery on a 14yr old dog with kidney damage? My dog died five weeks later from kidney failure.

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

A. No generally speaking it is not. Pros and cons of the procedure should have been discussed with you, including risks related to the pre existent condition and the anesthesia. Certain type of anesthesia protocols are then applied to Renal failure patients.
I am sorry to hear about your loss.


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