Sounds to me like you have a very good vet,leaving nothing to chance.
I don't think it is unreasonable unless the price for the spay itself is unreasonable because of it. Having some precautions in place is fine but don't let the vet overcharge you.Wegs813 said:Yup...it's me once again. Got Copper's test results back from VetGen this week and she is affected for vwd.
Had to take Cobalt to the vet today for shots so talked to the vet about doing Copper's spay. She said that typically she would not get all bent out of shape on an affected status, but knowing that Copper had some clotting issues the first time they tried to do the spay, they want to make sure that they are prepared should something happen.
This is what the vet wants.....cryoprecipitate , DVAAP or whatever it is, and also talked about possibly having a donor dog present. Are these reasonable things to have ready? Is there anything else that I should request?
The vet usually knows donor dogs. When I was in the E-vet, they had a list of donor dogs for procedures and ones who frequently donated blood for the supply.lanabana said:I am doing the same thing with Bumpy - having cryoprecipitate transfused before and after....
How do you find a donor dog though?
That was my biggest fear was that they were going to order all these things, we would not use them and then they would charge me for it.velmadobe said:I don't think it is unreasonable unless the price for the spay itself is unreasonable because of it. Having some precautions in place is fine but don't let the vet overcharge you.