Re:Can my kitten be spayed?
My situation was similar to yours. I have two girls who were diagnosed as
young kittens and both can not be spayed as it would be too risky. Trixi (has
HCM) and she has never called at all and Milli (with congenital heart defect)
started calling a few months ago. We used the long term acting injection on
Milli which stops her coming into call and it worked fine, although she will
probably need it again next season.
The problem is the injection isn't without risks and I have to watch for
pyometra. Also I keep her confined to the garden as obviously if she does call
again, she's at risk from local toms. The best person to advise you is a vet or
If you have the scan, you will get a diagnosis and then you'll be able to
start treatment for her. I have five cats diagnosed with heart problems at 3
months of age. One was HCM, one HOCM, one congenital with a hole in her heart,
one mitral valve problem and the last one has her aorta 'wired' the wrong way
and it comes in from the opposite side of her heart. This is just one of
those things and won't harm her in any way, but it did give her a murmur.
The treatment for my cases is different for each one. If you can, a
diagnosis by a cardiologist will go a long way into deciding treatment. Good luck and
keep us updated.
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