|Barked: Thu May 17, '07 11:40pm PST |
|Meridian had a bladder infection when she was about 3, and they had to use a needle to get a urine sample. I'm super duper sensitive to my girl having to go thru anything she shouldn't, but they said it went great. I was sitting right on the other side of the door, and if it didn't, I'd have heard! This particular clinic had sedatives on had that they told me they'd use if they HAD to, but she handled it fine without.
The dog experience really is different than the human one, and what's a big deal to us is frequently no biggie to them (and vice versa). In the interest in diagnosing a problem and saving future suffering, I'd let Jack experience the quick and easy needle.
It sounds rough, but it seems it's not that bad. The plus is that the sample will probably be more accurate than one obtained by giving him a bunch of water and/or taking it under weird circumstances!
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