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Question When getting your pup neutered???

THis may sound silly but do you have to take your pup for any pre testing?
Duncan will be getting neutered in about 2 weeks and already my anxiety levels are rising,but I'm so concerned about everything going well.
Are there any steps I can take to make this a smooth process?Should I get anything for the home to make him feel more comfortable?
Thanks for sharing any ideas and/or suggestions!

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They didn't do pre-testing like you think they do. However, my vet offers pre-testing, which is some blood work, etc. They do it before surgery. I guess if anything is wrong, they would not do the neutering.

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Our vet offers for additional fee of $60...

my human kids just had tonsils & adnoids removed [2 of the 3] and the doctor DID NOT offer this. I told him I found it odd that my dog can get prescreened but humans didn't. UGH. They were both fine and he assured me that they would be able to deal with anything that would arise, but geez!! No offense I love Winston, but he's a tad more replaceable than my kiddos.


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LOL!! My hubby thinks I'm silly when it comes to Duncan,but I secretly catch him talking all sweet and dopey and carrying Duncan like a baby!!
He's worse than me but just won't admit it!!
I'll be calling the vet later this week since Mondays are terribly busy at my vets office!
Thanks for the info so far!!

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I have seen my hubby(when he thinks i am in the other room) with our pups & he is so sweet & cute with them. He lets Tripp give him kisses & he talks so sweet to them. SO CUTE!

My vet requires blood work before they do any surgery. Which i am glad. They are like my little kids & i want whats best for them!

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You can opt for blood work. Some vets require it and some dont even offer it for young dogs. I personally would do it and wouldnt put any dog under without knowing if something is wrong that could cause them to have complications or die. You just never know and screening helps. If it's done same day or has to be sent to a lab just depends on how updated your vets office is and how much screening you want done. A lot do in house and some send out.
Yeah, I know, it's crazy the stuff we can get for our dogs that we arent even offered as humans. The problem with that is Doctors dont offer a lot of things or classify it as unecassary because usually insurance doesnt cover it so they just assume we wouldnt want to pay for it! (i asked) Vets on the other hand know 98...oh where is that darn percent key...oh, there it is 98% of us dont have insurance for our pets and plan on spending out of the pocket before we even walk in the door so they offer everything under the sun, usually.

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I agree! I would totally do it. My vet offers it the same day as the procedure. i am so glad I checked that box because Goldie did have an elevated liver number. Turns out she was probably just sick, but I was so glad to know. Its not smart to put them under if they are not 100%!

So that day, he called to say the blood work came back with some questions and I should wait before I spay her. I was grateful for the choice.
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Racquet was just neutered two weeks ago. Instead of the plastic ecollar buy the procollar which blows up or look on the web for the soft ecollar.
Racquet did not mind the pro collar.
My vet used a laser which I think is less painful and the healing time is faster.
I also kept Racquet confined so his wound did not open.
Hope this helps.
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