I have a mostly Cocker Spaniel female dog who is now 11 years old and she has many growths on her body and extremities. She has been chewing on her feet and legs and has caused some of them to bleed. I am told by my vet that this is a trait of Cockers in later years and he suggests that we remove the ones she can reach to chew on. How dangerous is it for a dog this age to have a surgery, and do you agree that this is the only resolution? Thank you.
With geriatric patients I recommend a complete bloodtest before surgery and IV fluids during sugery. If your vet says she is healthy then the anesthesia should be safe. vetcare