Guest Alichou Posted January 30, 2012 Share Posted January 30, 2012 My greyhound will be 12 in June of this year and needs all of his teeth extracted. He is incredibly healthy and used to have regular dentals however when we moved to Calgary and went through with our last dental in 2007, the vet stopped surgery midway due to the fact Dante had a heart murmur. We then took him to special care to have an ultra sound and everything came back good and normal. My vet will no longer put Dante under for teeth extractions and we have been doing course therapy (antibiotics for 7 days each month). I decided to take him to a surgeon to get a second opinion this year because if I dont do antibiotics on time each month, his mouth swells and he gets a bad infection. The vet/surgeon recommended doing surgery, based on the fact that the 2007 ultra sound was good and also his bloodwork came back good. This of course is very expensive and is going to cost around 3000, but that's fine as long as he's going to be healthy. I just wanted suggestions/advice on the fact that he's going to be going under for this surgery because I've heard that surgery for a senior with a heart murmur should if possible, be avoided. What are your thoughts? I should also mention that back in 2005 he went under for a dental cleaning and also had a heart murmur, but the vet seemed experienced enough to carry through smoothly and Dante came out of surgery just fine. Also the surgeon who will be doing the procedure in March, also has a dog that is part greyhound and he seems very educated on the greyhound breed. Any thoughts or advice on this subject is much appreciated. Ali Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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