I will be extracting the incisors with a piece of gauze - they are that loose!
I will not be using an IV, only oral Valium. Again, this is an extremely manageable animal/relationship. I am his alpha. Seriously, I have done root scaling on him before multiple times, a quadrant at a time, and polished his teeth at my office. He certainly doesn't enjoy it, but is reasonably compliant. Again, I am between a rock and a hard place to get this done,family taking him on doesn't have the resources to pay for this. Any further thoughts/suggestions would be highly appreciated. He's hung in with me through a really rough year, and I want to serve his needs as best I can in this situation. Then I kiss him goodbye and turn him over to his new family, as I leave town next week.
I can't thank you enough for this clinical information.
What is the dosage of antibiotics for a 30# XXXXX? Is either antibiotic preferred over the other in a dog with significant periodontal propensities?
Is the Valium dose of 0.5mg/kg body weight true for oral dosing as well?
You've been a great help, and I will exercise caution at every step of the process.
Thanks again - Dr. Suzanne Hall
You are the best - thank you for all of your help.