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  • Hilary
    My cat is supposed to go in for a check-up and, in order to minimize the effect of stress on his heart, the vet gave us 10mg of acepromazine. Now, I ve checked
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 1, 2000
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      My cat is supposed to go in for a check-up and, in order to minimize
      the effect of stress on his heart, the vet gave us 10mg of
      acepromazine. Now, I've checked w/ 4 vets and each said that it
      "should be ok" for a cat w/ heart disease. However, on pethealthplus,
      it says to "use w/ caution in patients w/ heart disease" (my cat has
      enlarged left atrium w/ mitral valve regurgitation).

      Has anyone used this on your cats? Did your cat recover from it
      well? I'm worried and actually cancelled his appt. today because of
      this. I don't want to take him in w/o giving it to him, though,
      because of his stress levels (he's got a red dot marked on his chart
      at the vet!).
    • Jonathan Rosenberg
      ... I don t know the answer, but I would be worried, also. Do you have an animal cardiologist involved (so you could ask him/her)? -- JR & Tabby (RB),
      Message 2 of 5 , Aug 1, 2000
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        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: Hilary [mailto:mukki2@...]
        > Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 6:51 PM
        > To: feline-heart@egroups.com
        > Subject: [feline-heart] anyone used acepromazine?

        > My cat is supposed to go in for a check-up and, in order to minimize
        > the effect of stress on his heart, the vet gave us 10mg of
        > acepromazine. Now, I've checked w/ 4 vets and each said that it
        > "should be ok" for a cat w/ heart disease. However, on pethealthplus,
        > it says to "use w/ caution in patients w/ heart disease" (my cat has
        > enlarged left atrium w/ mitral valve regurgitation).

        > Has anyone used this on your cats? Did your cat recover from it
        > well? I'm worried and actually cancelled his appt. today because of
        > this. I don't want to take him in w/o giving it to him, though,
        > because of his stress levels (he's got a red dot marked on his chart
        > at the vet!).

        I don't know the answer, but I would be worried, also. Do you have an
        animal cardiologist involved (so you could ask him/her)?

        --
        JR
        & Tabby (RB), Licorice, Tigger, Lynx
      • Hilary
        I don t have any cardiologists in my area, but I just emailed some at UC Davis and elsewhere. Sometimes, I really wonder whether the vets I talk to are really
        Message 3 of 5 , Aug 1, 2000
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          I don't have any cardiologists in my area, but I just emailed some at
          UC Davis and elsewhere. Sometimes, I really wonder whether the vets I
          talk to are really considering all of the factors. I would hate for
          my
          cat to not "recover" from the acepromazine, especially since
          anesthesia brought on CHF in January.


          --- In feline-heart@egroups.com, "Jonathan Rosenberg" <jr40@r...>
          wrote:
          > > -----Original Message-----
          > > From: Hilary [mailto:mukki2@y...]
          > > Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 6:51 PM
          > > To: feline-heart@egroups.com
          > > Subject: [feline-heart] anyone used acepromazine?
          >
          > > My cat is supposed to go in for a check-up and, in order to
          minimize
          > > the effect of stress on his heart, the vet gave us 10mg of
          > > acepromazine. Now, I've checked w/ 4 vets and each said that it
          > > "should be ok" for a cat w/ heart disease. However, on
          pethealthplus,
          > > it says to "use w/ caution in patients w/ heart disease" (my cat
          has
          > > enlarged left atrium w/ mitral valve regurgitation).
          >
          > > Has anyone used this on your cats? Did your cat recover from it
          > > well? I'm worried and actually cancelled his appt. today because
          of
          > > this. I don't want to take him in w/o giving it to him, though,
          > > because of his stress levels (he's got a red dot marked on his
          chart
          > > at the vet!).
          >
          > I don't know the answer, but I would be worried, also. Do you have
          an
          > animal cardiologist involved (so you could ask him/her)?
          >
          > --
          > JR
          > & Tabby (RB), Licorice, Tigger, Lynx
        • Jonathan Rosenberg
          ... Here s an idea: call Dr. John Bonagura, at the Small Animal Clinic at the University of Missouri at Columbia Veterniary Medical teaching Hospital
          Message 4 of 5 , Aug 1, 2000
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            > -----Original Message-----
            > From: Hilary [mailto:mukki2@...]
            > Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 8:27 PM
            > To: feline-heart@egroups.com
            > Subject: [feline-heart] Re: anyone used acepromazine?

            > I don't have any cardiologists in my area, but I just emailed
            > some at UC Davis and elsewhere. Sometimes, I really wonder
            > whether the vets I talk to are really considering all of the
            > factors. I would hate for my cat to not "recover" from the
            > acepromazine, especially since anesthesia brought on CHF in
            > January.

            Here's an idea: call Dr. John Bonagura, at the Small Animal Clinic at the
            University of Missouri at Columbia Veterniary Medical teaching Hospital
            (573/882-7821). I called him once (he's a very well known cardiologist) & I
            got to speak to one of his colleagues. She answered a number of questions
            for me. They were extremely friendly & helpful.

            --
            JR
            & Tabby (RB), Licorice, Tigger, Lynx
          • Hilary
            Received a message from a cardiologist prof at UC Davis Vet School and thought I would post in case anyone else runs into the same issue. He said that if a cat
            Message 5 of 5 , Aug 2, 2000
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              Received a message from a cardiologist prof at UC Davis Vet School
              and
              thought I would post in case anyone else runs into the same issue. He
              said that if a cat truly has mitral valve prolapse, not caused by
              some
              other heart condition (such as HCM), then acepromazine would be okay.
              However, if a cat has HCM, it could, in theory, cause problems. I
              know
              my cat doesn't have HCM, but I don't know (and neither did the vet)
              whether the mitral valve is damaged from another heart condition, so
              I'm staying away from it. I really wish I had a cardiologist in my
              area -- an internal med specialist diagnosed my cat and didn't give
              us
              too many details.


              --- In feline-heart@egroups.com, "Hilary " <mukki2@y...> wrote:
              > I don't have any cardiologists in my area, but I just emailed some
              at
              > UC Davis and elsewhere. Sometimes, I really wonder whether the vets
              I
              > talk to are really considering all of the factors. I would hate for
              > my
              > cat to not "recover" from the acepromazine, especially since
              > anesthesia brought on CHF in January.
              >
              >
              > --- In feline-heart@egroups.com, "Jonathan Rosenberg" <jr40@r...>
              > wrote:
              > > > -----Original Message-----
              > > > From: Hilary [mailto:mukki2@y...]
              > > > Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 6:51 PM
              > > > To: feline-heart@egroups.com
              > > > Subject: [feline-heart] anyone used acepromazine?
              > >
              > > > My cat is supposed to go in for a check-up and, in order to
              > minimize
              > > > the effect of stress on his heart, the vet gave us 10mg of
              > > > acepromazine. Now, I've checked w/ 4 vets and each said that it
              > > > "should be ok" for a cat w/ heart disease. However, on
              > pethealthplus,
              > > > it says to "use w/ caution in patients w/ heart disease" (my
              cat
              > has
              > > > enlarged left atrium w/ mitral valve regurgitation).
              > >
              > > > Has anyone used this on your cats? Did your cat recover from it
              > > > well? I'm worried and actually cancelled his appt. today
              because
              > of
              > > > this. I don't want to take him in w/o giving it to him, though,
              > > > because of his stress levels (he's got a red dot marked on his
              > chart
              > > > at the vet!).
              > >
              > > I don't know the answer, but I would be worried, also. Do you
              have
              > an
              > > animal cardiologist involved (so you could ask him/her)?
              > >
              > > --
              > > JR
              > > & Tabby (RB), Licorice, Tigger, Lynx
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