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Special Anesthetic for Mastiff's

pennynikkel
June 7th, 2005, 02:02 PM
Does anyone know about there being special precautions when a mastiff-type breed goes under anesthesia? I could be mistaken, but I thought I read something about their being special precautions or drugs to use for this larger breed, but my vet doesn't know what I'm talking about.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Thank you.

Karin
June 7th, 2005, 02:13 PM
Does anyone know about there being special precautions when a mastiff-type breed goes under anesthesia? I could be mistaken, but I thought I read something about their being special precautions or drugs to use for this larger breed, but my vet doesn't know what I'm talking about.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Thank you.

All anesthesia has some risk involved. What type of surgery? What is the weight of the dog? Depending on weight & type of surgery the amount and duration should be taken into consideration.

A spay/neuter is less time on the table. A bone pinning can be time consuming and more anesthesia given, higher risk.

Not much info to go on.

raingirl
June 7th, 2005, 02:18 PM
Yes, mastiffs have special requirements for anesthesia. They have slower heart rates than most dogs, which is among one of the reasons. Here is one site with more info:

http://members.aol.com/RocknRob56/anesthesia.html

and another:

http://devinefarm.net/articles/anesthes.htm

depending on which anesthetic is used, a ekg/heart moniter might need to be used.