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We took our dogs to the Vet Saturday.... (pics)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Funky Feathers, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    We took our GSD "Holly" and our Pit Bull "Chaser" to the Vet I used to work for (3 hours drive each way) on Sat. to get Holly's hips X-Rayed and get her shots, and clean Chaser's teeth and do bloodwork on her. I got to do the Dentistry myself, as I was a Vet Tech for 10 years, and used to work there and am good friends with the Vet who owns the hospital. Here are the pics:

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    Holly decided she would drive us home:

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  2. equine623

    equine623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious....why is your dog sedated but not intubated, especially during a dental?
     
  3. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I asked about intubating her, and they said they don't do that for dentals anymore. Maybe they have had problems from it? It was a very quick dental, she was very lightly sedated. [​IMG]
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Not only was the dog not intubated you were not wearing any protective gear such as a mask and face shield. But hey! Your dog's teeth are clean!
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    What a fun day with your doggies!!!!
     
  6. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vets office does not intubate or wear protective equip either when cleaning dogs teeth.

    Sure would be nice to do my own dogs care. Glad you have that opportunity and your taking care of your dogs!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The dog was only lightly sedated not anesthetized. Glad you had a productive day back at your old place of employment. The vets look like a couple of cheerful guys.[​IMG]
     
  8. equine623

    equine623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    During a dental bacteria is flung far and wide, and there is plenty of liquid from saliva but mostly from the dental equipment - personally I wouldn't use a vet who didn't intubate to limit the chances of aspiration. Sedated or anesthetized, either way swallow and gag reflex are suppressed and that's dangerous. However yes, its your dog and your choice - I just felt that for those who aren't experienced in the vet field they should know that there are risks associated with any anesthesia or sedation and not intubating. Not trying to offend, just educate.

    BTW I hope Holly has her license [​IMG]
     

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