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RE: [FH] Fasting 12 hours for an echo?

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  • Shi loh
    I have never had my Delilah sedated for an echo, and she has had several over the years. I suppose it could have to do with the expertise of the cardiologist,
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 1, 2012
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      I have never had my Delilah sedated for an echo, and she has had several over the years. I suppose it could have to do with the expertise of the cardiologist, or the personality of the kitty. For instance, my Gabriel had an ultrasound done by my vet and she said she "had" to lightly sedate him. He had eaten that morning, so I was not happy with this. Everything went well, but I had to have a second opinion. I went with a vet that specializes in ultrasounds and he said he NEVER has to sedate his patients. So, I think it may be the skill of the vet doing the test.BTW the specialist saw nothing on the ultrasound that my vet saw, and he is fine. Taught me to always go with a specialist whenever possible. -Shiloh
      To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      From: ksmallwood3@...
      Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2012 00:38:37 +0000
      Subject: Re: [FH] Fasting 12 hours for an echo?


























      My vet does very lightly sedate my Zax during his echos. So he doesnt get breakfast that morning.



      Karen


















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    • joanne marbut
      I would call to check-if it s not too late-to see why he d have to fast.  I would also make sure that they DO NOT sedate him for the echo. It s unnecessary
      Message 2 of 7 , Oct 1, 2012
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        I would call to check-if it's not too late-to see why he'd have to fast.  I would also make sure that they DO NOT sedate him for the echo. It's unnecessary and ill advised for a heart patient. Refuse to let them sedate him for an echo.   Did they say they wanted to draw blood? Some tests require fasting or NPO for 8-12 hrs.  

        Go ahead and feed him since he can't be sedated for an echo unless blood is to be drawn. But if that's the case, then yes, if he's NPO, it means he can't eat past 3:45 a.m.   You could just feed him before bedtime or leave out food at bed time, whatever you think he'd eat by 3 a.m.  I wouldn't get up to feed him although that's very thoughtful of you!

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      • elfinmyst@aol.com
        Hi My cats fast before an echo in case a problem is found and they need further xrays. They ve never needed them but it s a precaution in case they do. Lyn
        Message 3 of 7 , Oct 2, 2012
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          Hi

          My cats fast before an echo in case a problem is found and they need
          further xrays. They've never needed them but it's a precaution in case they do.

          Lyn

          _www.myfurkids.co.uk_ (http://www.myfurkids.co.uk/)

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        • Lynda Doty
          Always a wise plan to go with the specialist. Martha is a holy terror at the vet s, scaring everyone within miles. But she s never had to be sedated for echo.
          Message 4 of 7 , Oct 2, 2012
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            Always a wise plan to go with the specialist. Martha is a holy terror at the vet's, scaring everyone within miles. But she's never had to be sedated for echo.

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            Blessings,
            Lynda, Martha, Morelli & Angel C.B.



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