Re: [FH] sedation/anesthesia allowed with HCM/RCM?
- Hi Michelle,
In a message dated 7/1/05 11:37:23 AM, mkratchman@... writes:
<< Thumper is constipated. >>
What does the cat usually eat (brand, flavor, canned or dry)? How is the
cat's hydration? In addition to obstruction and mechanical issues (muscular,
skeletal, or neurological), moisture balance in the gut plays a major role in
constipation...and moisture balance is affected in large part by diet.
<< I am worried now because he passed a hard poop over 24 hours ago. I fed
him a babyfood/psyllium/butter/water remedy (from Anitra Frazier's book) and
am now waiting for something to happen. >>
It may be worthwhile to consider a small amt (eg 5-10 drops) of pure aloe
vera inner-leaf juice or whole-leaf gel (no sodium benzoate, no aloin)...eg Lily
of the Desert brand...which has a very gentle stimulating action. Another
option is slippery elm bark, which helps restore moisture balance.
And if you think that diet is playing a role, then it may be helpful to look
into that...and possibly incl a small amt of soluble fiber daily. // Rosemary
- In a message dated 7/1/2005 11:37:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Ok--so what i am asking is: It's not recommended that HCM cats be sedatedWell, if it can be avoided, cats with CM shouldn't be anesthetized. However,
> any way--correct? I just haven't had any vet procedural issues come up since
> he started seeing a cardiologist and if i DO go to the vet, i want to be
> with the correct info.
when it's unavoidable, it can be done. All anesthesias are cardioreactive to
some extent, though some are worse than others. My understanding is that
ketamine, a common anesthetic, should be avoided. Baby Boy's been anesthetized
with isofluorane gas and sedated with valium with no trouble.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
- Anatole France
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