Vetergesic is used post operatively in the analgesia and sedation in dogs.

Vetergesic contains Buprenorphine which should not be used pre-operatively in cases of Caesarean section, due to the risk of respiratory depression in the offspring periparturiently, and should only be used post-operatively with care.

One of our viewers has recently become aware that two very experienced vets were unaware of the dangers, and also knows of a bitch who lost her whole litter within minutes of being born. The vet in question was so distraught and riddled with guilt, that she has given up small animal practice.

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