|Barked: Sat Sep 28, '13 7:39pm PST |
|She is probably only middle-aged but your vet may consider her a senior. My vet considers any dog 8yrs+ a senior when it comes to anesthesia and if I don't want the pre-op blood work for a dog of that age then I would have to sign a waiver. I have always opted for the blood work regardless of my dog's age, though, just because it eases my mind.
Capone went under for dental work earlier this year and came through it alright (he was 12 at the time, almost 13). I'm glad I went through with it. But you have to make whatever decision feels best for you and your dog. I personally would much rather have done Capone's teeth at 7-8 years old rather than having to do them at 12 years old like I did.
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