So without going into the gorey details an acquaintance's 10 month old puppy died two days ago at the vet office following a fairly benign procedure which didn't require general anesthesia. The puppy was fine one moment, shrieked and died in their arms. They attempted to bring her back but it was to no avail, she was dead. The vet and the vet tech told her that they suspected a sudden cardiac or neurological event, that it would be unlikely that they'd get answers from a necropsy, and she took her puppy's body home to be buried in the garden. Of course she was heartbroken, she had arrived with a bouncing happy dog and was leaving with a body. Later that night the vet who owned the clinic called and asked her to bring the puppy back in for a necropsy to get some answers. The vet was a little miffed that she had been talked out of a necropsy right after the pup died. Today she got her answer, the puppy's aorta was ripped open very likely during a bladder tap and she basically bled to death internally. It was a horrible, horrible medical mistake. So what would you do? What could you do? I honestly have never thought about this.