|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Fri Feb 1, '13 3:11pm PST |
|As long as YOU are comfortable and not freaked out, it IS the best option for him. He will most likely be pretty well sedated, but it is sedation and not anesthesia, therefore, IS cheaper. If YOU are a nervous wreak, it will be harder on him, but if you can relax he will be much, much better and have way less after effects from anesthesia.
I would absolutely opt for that if it were my dog!
Actually, my vet and I have done quite a bit of different minor surgeries to my dogs with just sedation... they are happier and so am I!!
My lab puppy Quincy was a blood donor yesterday with just very light sedation and he did great... he was able to eat and walk home with no problems, even was in an obedience class later in the afternoon, wide awake and normal. He's a pretty wound up 6 month old "normal" lab puppy so you can imagine lying still on a surgical table while the blood is drawn can be pretty difficult. He did GREAT with just some torbulgesic!