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Re: anyone used acepromazine?

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  • 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 1 of 5 , Aug 1, 2000
      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 2 of 5 , Aug 1, 2000
        > -----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 3 of 5 , Aug 2, 2000
          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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