|Barked: Mon Jan 28, '13 4:34am PST |
|Hey Murph I agree with maxwell...at least do the bloodwork. our vet makes it mandatory before any of us go under anesthesia. It sounds like you and your vet feel the dental work is medically necessary? If so, then I think doing bloodwork would be enough, especially since it's so slight.
I know some don't feel bloodwork is necessary as we age, but as seniors, we are going to do it once a year, at least once every two years. Not waiting to do it until something isn't right, but doing it to see if things can be caught early. We go to Banfield and routine bloodwork is part of the wellness plan we signed up for.
I also took my cat spirit in...she hadn't been to the vet in 2 1/2 years...the vet heard a grade 2/3 heart murmur and recommended bloodwork since it had been over 3 years (she's 16). Well, she's in renal failure. It's not too bad, but just imagine if I hadn't done the bloodwork. We would have never known. She acts completely normal. so, yea...now we do the bloodwork for Trudy and I.
Your vet may just to look a little more into the heart murmur, I do know a chest xray is somewhat of a starting point in looking at the heart.
So maybe he's looking at two things...one, the bloodwork which is normal before going under anesthesia and just trying to understand where the heart murmur is coming from.
as always remove any spaces if you see (there's a space between the hyphen and D)
Edited by author Mon Jan 28, '13 4:46am PST
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