Re: [FH] sedation/anesthesia allowed with HCM/RCM?
- 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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