My cat is due to go in for an operation today. However in accordance to the guidance notes I have been given,it states: "You may want to consider your cat having a pre-op blood profile done immediately prior to surgery, to establish any underlying conditions that may affect our choice of anesthetic. We especially recommend this for pets over 1 year of age. The cost of this is £(circa £50)!!!!" I think this is outrageous and an added worry for owners who are already anxious not only about their pets operation but also about the cost of the operation, and feel this is putting additional and unnecessary pressure on them to decide/gamble if they should go ahead with this procedure and what is best for their pet! Plus as it is nearly £50 people cannot afford this. Why are vets making YOU decide what is best for your pet and then making you pay for it! Surely it is the vet that makes this decision and does what is right!!!