• My dog is an 8 year old, 19 lb, mini Australian shepherd. I noticed that she has some abnormalities in her pre-anesthesia bloodwork done before her dental cleaning and extractions (above normal MPV and Globulin, and below normal Potassium). With those abnormalities, should she go ahead under anesthesia for the dental cleaning or should additional testing be done first to rule out any underlying issues that could cause those abnormalities before going under anesthesia?

    Hi Sheila,
    I recommend that you call and talk to your local veterinarian about these results. The significance of these results will depend on a few different factors including the exact values, your pet’s overall health, and where you live. Your vet knows your pet and her medical history and will be able to give you the best advice on this.


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