done but I do see all the x-rays that were taken and all of them have a sequential number. All dogs that have a P/H must be under anesthesia - no exceptions.
Also, P/H looks for the 'edges of the bars' present on the x-ray. I believe this corresponds with the correct amount of pressure being used.
I would imagine not using anesthesia with P/H would not render a correct result. The dog must be completely relaxed.
Yes, I know anesthesia can be a risk but it is not one that vets are not prepared for. :+) I have not heard of any deaths due to anesthesia except for young pups with heart issues. I am sure there are some but it is not widespread. There are numerous types of anesthesia and some are not very invasive. My vets use minimal anesthesia. You need to work with one that is very competent with dosage.
A dog under anesthesia is relaxed, there for it would be much easier for a the vet to manipulate the femoral head into the acetabular fossa making it appear better...:) If the dogs hips are loose and ... more
I have never witnessed a P/H being Joyce of Annabelle Doodles,Mon Jul 16 22:16
That in order to exert the correct pressure with those bars the dog must be still therefor needing the relaxed state. I am suprised you have not been in there and seen one. The vet who I was going to ... more
I have never point blank asked, and since he does surgeries on the day of P/H, he is never quite sure when he fits the P/H in. I shall ask someday as I would love to see the process. Typically, no... more
as it helps better to understand what they are doing..for me it would for sure. Most of mine are Wallace, I have several of my older girls are OFA'd. About 3/4 of mine were done with no anesthesia... more