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A Primer on Anesthesia in Dogs: What Do You Need To Know About Anesthesia?

A Primer on Anesthesia in Dogs: What Do You Need To Know About Anesthesia?

When your dog‘s medical procedure requires anesthesia, it’s normal to be nervous. In addition to concerns about the procedure itself, dog owners usually have many questions about anesthesia: What kind of anesthesia will you use? What are the side effects? How do you administer it? Will my dog feel any pain at all? Can you perform the procedure with a…

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CBLO Surgery Complications: Lightning Bolt’s Knee Injury and Surgery Disaster

CBLO Surgery Complications: Lightning Bolt’s Knee Injury and Surgery Disaster

When your dog sustains a serious injury it is always difficult to figure out what is the best treatment option. When the recommended treatment means surgery, it gets even more challenging. A surgical intervention always comes with risks. Knee repair surgeries are successful for most dogs. However, potential surgical complications range from minor to severe and include: anesthesia complications surgical…

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Should I Choose Surgery for My Senior Dog?

Should I Choose Surgery for My Senior Dog?

Medical decisions that might include surgery are always difficult. Surgery is invasive and carries risks. Should your decision process change when your dog becomes a senior? While I always lean toward the most natural solutions, I recognize that there are times when surgery is the ideal solution. When we adopted my Rottweiler Cookie, she was a year-and-a-half old. She’s been…

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