Q. Does my pet 'have' to be given anesthetic to have a biopsy.My Rott is 8 & has a lump on his joint.I am scared to put him under again. Bad experience

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A. Unfortunately, you can't tell a dog to "hold still" while a biopsy is being done. Anything involving a scalpel requires absolute stillness on the part of the dog. Let your vet know about your prior experience so the anesthetic can be adjusted accordingly.

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