06-21-2012, 11:39 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cold Tundra
If your dog is healthy, both exam and bloodwork, and your vet uses a lot of precautions when sedating or anesthetizing animals, then the risks are minimal. Yes, unfortunately things do happen, but it is very rare and if at the hospital, they can do everything in their power to reverse what is happening.
Depending on the size of the skin tag and the vet, he may just need some mild sedation instead of being fully anesthetized.