Hmmm, well isn’t this interesting? Anesthesia is risky enough as it is without this sort of thing happening. I wanted to share in case you all had not read this yet so that all my canine friends out there will be safe. What I find even more interesting is why the veterinarians were not told or warned about this, grrrrr!
***NEWS** From the San Francisco Chronicle, article by Christie Keith Animal anesthetic drug pulled off market, but questions remain What if your veterinarian was using a recalled drug — and didn’t know it?
That’s not a hypothetical question. On Sept. 4, at least two veterinary drugs made by Teva Animal Health, Inc., a division of Israeli-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, were recalled by the FDA, which shut the company down in July. But few veterinarians or pet owners were aware of the recall until the end of December. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/01/13/petscol011310.DTL#ixzz0ccwNhWE2
Have a pawsitively tail waggin’, NATURALLY healthy day, WOOF!