Hey, I had a 10 year old beagle who was suffering from ivdd in the neck and …

Hey, I had a 10 year old beagle who was suffering from ivdd in the neck and was paralyzed on all four legs. All of the vets I brought him too told me he needed surgery or he may never walk again. So I paid around $7500 for the ct scan and surgery. After the surgery my beagle couldn’t fully wake up and was having trouble breathing he was placed on oxygen. I left the hospital around midnight and received a call around 4am that my beagle was not breathing and they had to perform cpr, by the time I arrived at the hospital he passed away. Is this normal for this to happen after surgery? And what could have caused this? I feel like I should have just let him heal on his own after watching videos of other beagles with ivdd getting better with out surgery.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello, I’m so sorry for your loss. This is not an common consequence of your pets condition or surgery but death from surgery is always a risk. Did you speak to the veterinarians? Did you ask for, or, did they offer a necropsy to try to identify the cause of death? You certainly should ask for help in understanding what happened and they should be willing and ready to assuage any questions or concerns that you may have. You are also able to ask for a copy of the medical records and ask your vet to help you comprehend them.… Read more »