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    General Antiseptic for senior dogs?


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    Post  Admin on Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:57 pm

    I think you mean anesthetic, not an antiseptic. It is true that older, weaker dogs run a greater risk of actually not being able to wake up after being put under but from personal experience, take your dog in to get assessed by a vet. My parents' Cockapoo, who was 11 or 12 at the time of her dental surgery (they removed 4 or 5 infected teeth) had no problems at all. Granted she was not in the best shape of her life at the time of the surgery (but still very spry for an 11 year old dog), she still pulled through fine.

    I'd let the Vet or the Specialist make that call. I know that if it's too big of a risk, they will refuse. Hope that helps.
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    Post  DobbieDobermanPinscher on Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:28 am

    Are you brushing your dog's teeth? This would have prevented if dental hygiene was in place.

    In my 27 years of life, I have already taken care of 2 doberman pinschers. And with those dobermans I had, brushing their teeth was hard at first. Until they got used to the taste of the toothpaste.After brushing I give them tartar-free treats.

    By the way, there is no requirement to have a vet check his teeth. You will find out if the dog needs the anesthetic after the check up. So, I strongly suggest your dog to have a vet check up.

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