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Always a good idea with any surgery/anesthesia. I asked this question to Sabine, once, and here's her reply. "It gives you an idea whether the dog is in good health to be anesthetized, and what protocol should be used. A good vet doesn't do a "one size fits all" kind of thing but takes each dog's condition into consideration.
Not just prior to a dental, but anesthesia for any reason really - spay/neuter, and other surgeries as well.
There are certain situations where you would not want to anesthetize before a health issue is cleared up, e.g. elevated liver values". Sabine
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild
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