Protect your Pyr from your vet...

by Vic
(WA)

I lost my girl Nov. 1, 2016. She was my friend and companion for seven years. I took her to her regular vet for a 'routine' check-up and teeth cleaning. She stopped breathing while in recovery. BEWARE - Pyrs have a very low metabolism!!!

Every, every, every time you take your pyr in for any procedure that involves anesthesia, remind your vet, even if your vet thinks you are insulting their intelligence to anesthetize "TO EFFECT". Any more could tear your heart out like it did mine.

A few weeks later I decided to give a rescue pyr a chance at a good life. In the conversations with the Northwest GP rescue society I was told that four of the people associated with that group had very similar experiences. It breaks my heart that they had gone through that pain. It also says a lot about the connection these creatures have with those fortunate enough to share our lives with.

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Dec 12, 2016
Very sencitive
by: Ed A. From NJ

You are 100% right about pyrenees they are super sencitive to medications. I am very carful not to subject mine to anything unessassary. When we were going on a long trip my vet (whom I love and trust) told me I could give him beynadril to calm him for the ride. The vet said 25 mg per 20 pounds of body weight. Beau weighed 165 I gave him only 50 mg. He slept for 6 hours!!!

Dec 12, 2016
Protect your Pyr from your vet
by: Darlene Hickman

Our Misti had surgery on Nov 1 2016 to remove a cyst ( which was malignant cancer, we did not know it was) I reminded our vet about the anesthetic even though she knows the breeds Pyrenees, Newfoundland , St Bernard etc.

I did not care if she was insulted
Misti means more than her feelings.
Our Vet is actually amazing though, we are lucky to have such an experienced vet

Jul 10, 2017
We are vets and have seven Pyrs
by: John

My wife is a vet.
We have seven pyrs.
She has successfully had Pyrs under anesthesia for knee surgery and other procedures. Dogs has done fine - no issues.

The thing to know is the not all anesthesia is the same.

Does your vet have someone monitoring the vital signs while your dog is under anesthesia? Does your vet use gas anesthesia as the primary vehicle once your pet is "under".
Does your vet use an IV catheter to provide fluids for hydration and blood pressure maintenance while "under"
They should and you should want to pay for it.

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