Are Risks Higher for Cats Undergoing Anesthesia?

December 18, 2017

While cats are more challenging to deal with when administering anesthesia, says Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVAA, professor of veterinary anesthesiology at Colorado State University, they are not at a higher risk of complications.

While cats are more challenging to deal with when administering anesthesia, says Khursheed Mama, DVM, DACVAA, professor of veterinary anesthesiology at Colorado State University, they are not at a higher risk of complications.

Since they are smaller, they are harder to instrument and monitor than dogs undergoing anesthesia.