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Old 06-11-2009, 07:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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QUOTE (rozporter @ May 6 2008, 08:45 AM)
My dog is being neutered in a couple weeks, would the same pain treatment be recommended for neutering males? (5days after surgery)

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yes we send home 5 days of pain meds to all pets

QUOTE (dwerten @ Oct 14 2008, 09:52 AM)
This is great information --thanks so much for helping all of us with our babies.

What about the tube size so no trachea issues? Is a cat tube best or a 2 or 3 tube -- i am just hearing these kinds of concerns in researching for my demi's dental?

Is Rymadyl safe to give as anti-inflammatory -if not what is best for them as well as pain meds?[/B]
tube size should be whatever size is closest to the trachea size so that is dog dependent.
we use rimadyl, metacam, and deramax for post op pain control. on small patients i use metacam b/c it is easier to dose in small amounts.

QUOTE (Kodies mom @ Jun 11 2009, 02:59 PM)
what is Pentothal?? what type of info do you have on it?

Also... what are your options for anesthesia when your toy dog has an MRI??[/B]
pentothal is an old induction drug. cannot be used in sight hounds ie greyhounds whippits, iTGs. it can cause heart arrythmias. i wasnt aware of ne one using it now a days but it is safe on healthy animals.
for MRI's etomidate and propofol are good
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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QUOTE (Dr.Jaimie @ Apr 9 2008, 06:51 PM)

there are different phases of anesthesia. there is a premedication, and induction medication, and a maintenance gas used for the whole procedure.

premeds goals are to relax the pet with a tranquilizer and begin pain control before the procedure is even started. they also reduce the amount of induction medications needed which may be harsher for your pet. there are a vast number of types of premeds so i will not go into detail.

induction medications allow your pet to completely relax and allow the veterinarian to intubate your pet. common medications are Ketamine/valium combination and propofol. ket/val should not be used in animals with kidney or heart problems and in animals prone to having seizures. propofol should not be used in animals with trouble breathing unless there are far worse risks with other medications.

maintenance gas anesthesia may be either isoflurane or sevoflurane. both are very safe. it was once thought that sevo was a superior gas but now it is known to be equally as safe as isoflurane. iso is cheaper and far more common. there are other gases out there but these are the two that can be trusted. my personal preference is isoflurane b/c sevo can lower the pets temperature during recovery from anesthesia and can be dangerous if the patient isnt watched carefully. but with proper care both are a good choice.
I just now read this about sevo! Thanks for the info Dr. Jaime! But, now I'm concerned about the Sevo because of the temperature thing. I did find 1 of 2 vets in Houston who appear to specialize in dentistry, but now I am wanting to continue to look if the Sevo is at all risky. What do you think?
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