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  • vllevan
    Hi Everyone, I m in need of advise. I have a call into my vet and my kitten, Illyana s specialist but want as much advise as I can get. Illyana just turned one
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 10, 2012
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      Hi Everyone,
      I'm in need of advise. I have a call into my vet and my kitten, Illyana's specialist but want as much advise as I can get.
      Illyana just turned one year old. I had put off having her spayed as I didn't want to stress her body out and take any unnecessary chances with surgery. We got her dx at 6 mos old so hadn't really thought of spaying at that age.
      Well she went into heat last night. Scared me to death with her crying and rubbing her back legs on the floor. We went off to the emergency vet to make sure she was ok and it's just her heat cycle.
      Her last visit to the specialist was very good, they have stopped her lasix and she has a follow-up in 6 months.They have also "removed" the hypertrophic (sp) part of the dx.
      Does anyone have any experience with this?
      Thank you!
      Vickie
    • Westgold
      You have to get her spayed, as the heat cycles create stress on the heart. my Tigger was dx at 6 months of age, but I was able to get him successfully
      Message 2 of 4 , Dec 10, 2012
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        You have to get her spayed, as the heat cycles create stress on the heart. my Tigger was dx at 6 months of age, but I was able to get him successfully neutered without any problems. As long as your vet knows her heart's exact status, and uses all the propler precautions, the surgery can be done safely.
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        From: vllevan
        To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 12:35 PM
        Subject: [FH] Kitty in heat



        Hi Everyone,
        I'm in need of advise. I have a call into my vet and my kitten, Illyana's specialist but want as much advise as I can get.
        Illyana just turned one year old. I had put off having her spayed as I didn't want to stress her body out and take any unnecessary chances with surgery. We got her dx at 6 mos old so hadn't really thought of spaying at that age.
        Well she went into heat last night. Scared me to death with her crying and rubbing her back legs on the floor. We went off to the emergency vet to make sure she was ok and it's just her heat cycle.
        Her last visit to the specialist was very good, they have stopped her lasix and she has a follow-up in 6 months.They have also "removed" the hypertrophic (sp) part of the dx.
        Does anyone have any experience with this?
        Thank you!
        Vickie





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      • elfinmyst@aol.com
        Hi Vickie Any surgery with a heart cat has a risk. All of my heart cats were spayed successfully though as going through heat is also very stressful and a
        Message 3 of 4 , Dec 10, 2012
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          Hi Vickie

          Any surgery with a heart cat has a risk. All of my heart cats were spayed
          successfully though as going through heat is also very stressful and a risk.
          It's a balance of risks, also the risk of her getting pregnant, cats do
          escape and boys can climb fences. It's a quick, easy operation to spay and
          reduces the risk of mammary cancer and pyometra. Pyometra is a womb infection
          which is caused by repeated heat cycles without pregnancy and is from
          bacteria getting into the womb. A pyometra can be life threatening, especially
          if the womb is closed and the bacteria can't drain.

          Lyn

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

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        • Vickie LeVan
          Hi All,   Thank you so much for the replies. I knew she needed to be spayed but hate the thought of having to put her through surgery. Poor little thing is so
          Message 4 of 4 , Dec 11, 2012
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            Hi All,
             
            Thank you so much for the replies.
            I knew she needed to be spayed but hate the thought of having to put her through surgery.
            Poor little thing is so miserable right now and there's nothing I can do for her.
            Her specialist always sends all the information to her regular vet and I have emailed her regular vet all of my questions and concerns. She has an appt. next week for the spay.
            Is there anything special I should ask, is laser better than the old fashion way, any after care that's different or different protocol for the surgery?
            I've read some articles on the internet and it seems the surgery doesn't take too long so that is a small comfort but still I'll be holding my breath the entire time.
            Thank you again for being out there!!!
            Vickie

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            From: elfinmyst@... <elfinmyst@...>
            Subject: [FH] Re: Kitty in heat
            To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Monday, December 10, 2012, 1:28 PM



             



            Hi Vickie

            Any surgery with a heart cat has a risk. All of my heart cats were spayed
            successfully though as going through heat is also very stressful and a risk.
            It's a balance of risks, also the risk of her getting pregnant, cats do
            escape and boys can climb fences. It's a quick, easy operation to spay and
            reduces the risk of mammary cancer and pyometra. Pyometra is a womb infection
            which is caused by repeated heat cycles without pregnancy and is from
            bacteria getting into the womb. A pyometra can be life threatening, especially
            if the womb is closed and the bacteria can't drain.

            Lyn

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

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