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Re: anyone used acepromazine?

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  • 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
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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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