Vet procedure for anesthesia

Shouldn't a vet weigh an animal before administering ketamine?

We recently changed vets and have been for a couple of visits for our cat in Feb. They spotted that teeth needed attention. Cutting a long story short - on drop-off we said we thought he'd been losing weight (usually 5.5Kg). On collection after an extraction of two teeth under general, found out they had no record of his weight that day, so must have used an old reading.

Is this lax practice or are we over-thinking this?


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    It may have been taken but not recorded. You can estimate weight in animals as well for drug administration. Take cattle for example - their weight is estimated to the nearest 50kg.
    How old was the weight?
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