All members of the Sighthound family are sensitive to a number of anasthetics. Reports of anesthetic deaths are common in the Sighthound family of dogs; therefore, it is very important to discuss this with your Veterinarian in advance of any required surgery. Luckily, today there are many anesthetics that are safe for Sighthounds.
For additional information, see: Anesthesia in Sighthounds from the Saluki Club of America
Note: This section of Canada's Guide to Dogs is intended as a source of information only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional care. Always consult with your Veterinarian about health related matters.