Canine Surgery

June 9, 2009

Meant to mention…. when I went to pick Freedom up from the vet’s and she was explaining all that had been done she mentioned one thing that really surprised me. In order to cut down on the amount of gaseous anesthetic they used during the operation they gave Freedom an epidural!!??!! She has a nice clear bald spot near the base of her spine to show off to her doggy friends.

I suppose there’s no good reason why you couldn’t give an animal an epidural but I’d never heard of it before. Apparently they were able to use just 30% as much anesthetic by doing so.

I’m thinking of her now because there is a line of severe thunderstorms rolling through and Freedom quivers and quakes like crazy during them. God love her.



  1. Wow, that’s interesting about the epidural.

    So that bald spot’s wobbling and jellying in the midst of the storms, is it? Poor doggy. Lester is the same. Absolute terror. It’s so sad to see him so terrified about something. And irritating at the same time – it detracts from my enjoyment. I love thunderstorms! 🙂

  2. Yeah, strange eh Sue?? Some dogs aren’t bothered by loud noises and others hide under beds and in shower stalls.

    Unfortunately it diminishes my enjoyment as well. I love ’em too. Nothing like a crackling good storm to heighten the senses.

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