| Whilst normal results never guarantee
success they can reassure both vet and owner that where a
significant gain can be achieved from the procedure to be
carried out then the risks involved can be evaluated more
No owner ever wants to have their pet anaesthetised
without good cause and I am no exception. The older that
pet the greater the reluctance as I can personally confirm.
Rational reason gives way to fear, quite understandably
as the notion that your decision may contribute to your
pets demise is a legitimate concern.
So, after several months re-examining my
own venerable cat, Asterix's, mouth, I finally decided -
after obtaining a completely normal blood profile - that
his gain from having a dental procedure with extractions
would be to his benefit.
The day of his procedure the nurses complained
that I was more grumpy than usual, confirming that owners
have every right to be anxious when their pet is anaesthetised.
However, as both owner and vet in this situation I am extremely
pleased to have invested so heavily in such excellent personnel
Everything went to plan and Asterix was well
recovered that afternoon troughing his food wondering what
all the fuss was about! Pets, eh! Who'd have them?
Dunne BVMS, Cert SAO, MRCVS
Asterix also featured in
an earlier "Interesting Case" - "Asterix"
- Cat with Anxiety Attacks
to "Interesting Cases"
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