Dance's contract says that I am to get her health clearances done somewhere between 18-30mths (hips, elbows, thyroid..). I was just wondering, is it better to get them done closer to 24-30mths, or does it make no difference either way? Probably a silly question, but I've never had to do this before, so am just curious. Also, she's PRA/CEA clear by parentage, so does that mean I don't have to CERF? I'd assume so, but I'm not sure. And finally, when she does go in to have her hips and elbows done, is it customary to have to have her put under? I've only talked to two different places about this, and they both say she'll need to be... but other people I've talked to who have had their dogs tested say that their dogs didn't have to.