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I recommend that you call and talk to your local Banfield Hospital about these questions. The exact way the procedure will be performed will depend on the individual hospital and pet. Your vet knows your pet’s medical history so they can give you answer that are specific to your pet. In general, we recommend no food for at least 8 hours prior to the procedure but water is okay. Your vet will perform a physical exam and a full panel of blood work prior to anesthesia. If there are issues seen, they will discuss these with you prior to the anesthesia. The dental appointment usually lasts all day, you would drop him off in the morning and pick him up in the afternoon. As far as staying with him until he is sedated your hospital will be best at answering that.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
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