Sedation for xrays - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 3Likes
  • 2 Post By LuvShepherds
  • 1 Post By BigOzzy2018
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
wolfebergk9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 306
Sedation for xrays

I'm wanting to get Chicory's OFA preliminary xrays done, but the vet requires sedation (not general anesthesia). I really don't want to have her sedated. Is the kind of sedation used for xrays safer than general anesthesia?

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them." Isaiah 11:6
wolfebergk9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 06:58 PM
Crowned Member
 
Jax08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NNE PA
Posts: 30,271
If you want good xrays, you'll have to sedate her. It's not big deal. they give the sedation and after the xrays, reverse it.



SG Seger vom Sitz vd Hose, IPO3, AD
G Faren vom Warkonhaus, Monkey in Training
Jax08 is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
wolfebergk9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 306
Is the sedation they use for this safer than general anesthesia? (had bad experience with general anesthesia and never want to do it again). Thanks

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them." Isaiah 11:6
wolfebergk9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 07:18 PM
Crowned Member
 
Jax08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NNE PA
Posts: 30,271
You should ask your vet that. Nobody here is a medical expert. I would be surprised if anyone here wants to answer that and take on that responsibility.



SG Seger vom Sitz vd Hose, IPO3, AD
G Faren vom Warkonhaus, Monkey in Training
Jax08 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
wolfebergk9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 306
I understand. I wasn't thinking of that at first.

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them." Isaiah 11:6
wolfebergk9 is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 09:14 PM
Crowned Member
 
LuvShepherds's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,758
Mine have both had that type of sedation and it was very mild. Ask your vet what they use and what the risks are. Occasionally a vet will xray without it but the dog must lie completely still during the process and they are placed in uncomfortable positions.
Jax08 and wolfebergk9 like this.
LuvShepherds is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 09:58 PM
Master Member
 
BigOzzy2018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 670
Sedation does not give you better results nor does non sedation. It’s the vet and how they position. I chose to never have my dog sedated and travel to Madison WI to get them done by an excellent excellent vet who positions the dog so well no sedation needed besides he prefers not to sedate unless absolutely absolutely necessary.
wolfebergk9 likes this.
BigOzzy2018 is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 10:46 PM
Elite Member
 
CometDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 1,730
If it is SV A stamp I think they require sedation. You are not required for OFA. If you are uncomfortable with it look for a vet that will do OFA no sedation. Position matters. If you are located in the NY/NJ/PA area I know a good place. 350 for hips and elbows with sedation and exam fee (for A stamp) Not sure what OFA is price wise but I know they do it sans sedation.

Valor 6/3/17

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- 6/3/17
Blitzen 2/21/19

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CometDog is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 11:12 PM
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,071
If they use propofol, I believe it is safe.
huntergreen is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 08:26 AM
Crowned Member
 
Thecowboysgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,157
I've OFAed 3 dogs. The first one was able to be done without sedation, but we trained for being restrained on her back.

The second two were sedated. My big male shepherd there is NO way they would have gotten those X Rays unless he was out. For that matter the lab is just a wiggly little worm too, so almost no chance there either but for a different reason.

I don't love sedating my dogs either... but they've all been okay.

If you have the type of dog that could learn to be restrained that way and cooperate, and you have access to a vet who will do it without sedation, then all you have to lose is money if the positioning doesn't look good once it's done.
Thecowboysgirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome