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Val is going to have a dental in a few weeks and my vet asked if I wanted to use Amicar since we know she is going to have extractions. I have never used it for dentals, although I did use it for Molly's spleen surgery. Not that it did her much good :( So, what does GT think? I am pretty sure when Conner had his last dental at a specialty dentist they did not use Amicar and he had around 18 extractions, with no problems.

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Yes, but use the alternative that's cheaper/more readily available. Name is slipping my mind at the moment but someone else will know. Tranexamic acid! Just came to me 


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Some vets familiar with greyhounds just use it prophylactically whether the dog has a confirmed bleeding issue or not for routine surgeries (dentalas, neutering, etc).  If you have it available at a resonable price in your area there's really not a downside to using it, and quite a benefit if it's needed.  Tranexamic acid is also a possibility.  You need to begin giving it three to four days prior to the surgery date for it to be fully effective if you are using pills.


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We used it for Stewie when he had his dentals.


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Before Jagger had a dental, a blood test was done to determine if he had bleeding issues.

It came back negative, and he had no issues. 

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On 11/1/2019 at 4:51 PM, Beachbum1 said:

Before Jagger had a dental, a blood test was done to determine if he had bleeding issues.

It came back negative, and he had no issues. 

Just an FYI-bleeder dogs typically have normal clotting times ..they clot but the clots break down prematurely making them bleed.  To also make things tough is they may have had multiple surgeries/ extractions in the past but, could still bleed after a future procedure.  So, one can never trust clotting profiles-really need to run TEG which is rarely done as it’s such a specialized piece of equipment. 
when in doubt give the Amicar or TA.

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Or in Violet's case she urinated blood and blood clots, we think from stress from the procedure, but no one knows for sure. She's been through 2 dentals since and no issues thankfully, but we give both TA and Yunnan Baiyao proactively and we've changed the meds to reduce stress.


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