Teeny Tiny Doggie Dental!

Just wanted to share with you the teeny tiniest doggie I have done a full dental cleaning polishing and dental x-rays on.  His name is Rudy and he is 2.9 pounds and is 9 years old.  Such a cutie! What makes general anesthesia difficult for such small animals as our dogs and cats includes hypothermia.  They need to be kept as warm as possible and also keep there blood pressures normal.  His IV drip rate was set at 20 cc per hour.  That’s just slightly more  than a tablespoon;-) He needed a general because there is no way to really clean these little mouths without getting all the teeth inside and out. He’s doing great!  He brings so much joy to his family!