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Re: Dealing with pet insurance

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Oops, didn't realize I was responding to an old post. But I'll leave it here as info for anyone else in a similar situation.

Glad to hear that your Frenchie is doing well, John.


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Just one word of caution... general anesthetics is not without risks, so to submit an older dog to it and especially a bulldog, I would only do so if medically required. The snoring and breathing issues are part of the breed unfortunately and will never entirely be solved so please weigh the pros and cons carefully. Why is the specialist suggesting it?

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Good point, Kri.

John you might ask the vet recommending surgery if he or she works with a specialist in veterinary anesthesiology for surgeries where the dog is at high risk during anesthesia.

This is becoming more common in Switzerland. In my area, one can call on a specialist at the Tierspital in Zürich, or use a private group (http://www.vas-int.com/en-gb/home/) who travel to the practice where the surgery will be done.

We took advantage of this extra precaution anytime my dearly departed Hooligan needed anesthesia due to her risk factors. Yes, it adds to the cost - but IMO money very well spent.

Obviously you need someone in your area, so the specialist recommending surgery likely knows who to call on. If, that is, he or she feels that step is needed. It might not be in your pup's case.

Do make sure you discuss the risk factors in performing surgery, as well as in choosing not to do so.

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Wishing you and your Frenchie all the very best.

Last edited by meloncollie; 31.03.2021 at 15:49.
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