Spay deaths?
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Spay deaths?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    143

    DefaultSpay deaths?

    Has anyone had experience with a healthy dog going in for a spay and not making it? I have had several friends in a different breed that have experienced this recently. They are not geographically connected, all done by different vets and various ages of dogs. I'm just wondering if this could be protocol related or mere coincidence. Any information would be helpful.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Dani's Avatar
    Dani is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
    Posts
    6,676

    DefaultRe: Spay deaths?

    I'd say it's a mere coincidence. things can and do go wrong. A dog may not do well under anthestisia, have cloting issues, etc. I have not heard of any issues...we had a dog neutered and one spayed last week.
    Dani, Rider & Rookie
    SHR Watson's Safari Rider, JH, WC, CL1-R, RA, CGC, TDI
    SHR Endeavor Put Me In Coach, RN, WC, CGC

    Member Since 6/2003

  4. #3
    BoatDog is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    9,693

    DefaultRe: Spay deaths?

    POOH! I got an email this morning at home - and didn't forward it to the office - but it was about a problem with Danes - same issue - spay deaths increasing - and I can't get it til tomorrow - sorry...

  5. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    BoatDog is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    9,693

    DefaultRe: Spay deaths?

    OK - here is the email I received courtsey of a list I am on - no idea of the validity of any statements - but it did come w/permission to crosspost as widely as possible - and the request to leave the orig email addy in it:

    Hi all,

    This message came from a friend w/ a Dane. She's asking for help and has
    given us permission to crosspost anywhere we can think of. Please respond
    privately: [email protected].

    Thanks a bunch!!

    May*

    "For those of you who are on breed-specific lists, I have a question for
    you.

    I'm a Dane person - have been for about 10 years now. We've recently seen a
    HUGE increase in the number of deaths resulting from routine spays in Dane
    bitches in the past
    year - these are simple, no-problem spay surgeries, following the protocol
    set up by our own GDCA health and welfare committee for anesthesia use, etc.

    It's gotten so bad that I rescheduled my own bitch's surgery THREE times,
    before finally cancelling it. I'm just too paranoid.

    Can those of you who are active in other breeds, whether it be show or
    rescue,
    who have a good network of friends do some checking - see if the incidence
    of death in your respective breeds seems to be increasing after routine
    spays? We're really
    wondering what the heck is going wrong here. After the THIRD loss in less
    than a week, we're all very, very scared.

    We've had some really tragic losses of some wonderful girls this past year,
    and it's making us all step back and really think about whether there's a
    bigger problem going on (like vets not properly trained, not following
    proper procedures, WHAT?) and rethink spaying our own dogs...

    Any ideas? Correlation in other breeds? Etc..."


  7. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    143

    DefaultRe: Spay deaths?

    Thanks for the info. There are about 5 deaths I know of in danes in the past couple of months. It looks like DIC, a clotting issue may be a cause. Not too familar with DIC.
    Those in rescue (in any breed) are witness to many more spays then the average pet owner. They would seem to have a better view based on sheer numbers and would know of any bad outcomes.
    Thanks guys!

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    5,765

    DefaultRe: Spay deaths?

    It makes you wonder if there's a particular drug in use that's causing this in Great Danes. I wonder if it's more widespread than this?

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    576

    DefaultRe: Spay deaths?

    How awful. I can only imagine how I would feel if I had a Dane scheduled for a spay :-[

    All I can say is from my experience. I work at a vet that does approx 20-25 spay/neuter surgeries a week and have not had any serious complications in a long time. Most serious I have seen recently is dogs coming back because their stitches were torn from being to active after the surgery. Now, that's just my experience at one clinic, so not a real wide base to go by. And I can't remember the last time we've seen a Dane at the clinic, much less a spay...

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    143

    DefaultRe: Spay deaths?

    From the information we are gathering it appears to be "giant breed" related. Larger veins, arteries, etc... But part of me seems to think that drugs or perhaps misuse of certain drugs during spay can aggrevate the procedure.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25