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Features May 2016 Issue

Anesthesia Drugs for a Dog

“We don’t give the same anesthesia drugs to every patient,” says Tufts veterinary surgeon, John Berg, DVM, Your Dog’s editor-in-chief. “We adjust protocols for every dog to make the procedure as safe as possible for the individual.” For instance, he says, “there are anesthesia drugs that have minimal effects on the heart and others that affect the heart more. So for a dog with cardiac disease, we’ll probably go with an anesthetic agent that doesn’t impact the heart so much.

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