Anesthesia Team the “Unsung Heroes” for this Older Pet

This entry is article 2 of 4 in the January 2015 issue


Herman, a 16-1/2-year old dachshund, presented to Foster Hospital by his owner Susan Buttrick when he was not able to move his hind legs. While this situation had happened before, the most recent incident did not respond to medication that had previously been effective. Herman had a history of a heart murmur and in recent years, Susan was afraid to have him undergo the sedation required for even a teeth cleaning. “My biggest fear was that Herman wouldn’t make it through any surgery that might have been required,” recalls Susan. Continue reading