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Nair Bare

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I understand some drugs are not tolerated well by some breeds, like Rimadyl and some Labrador breed lines. So, I would imagine this might also be true with the Sphynx breed. Are there any protocols, procedures, drugs, or treatments that are not considered wise to do with a Sphynx? Do Sphynx have any drug sensitivities to things like valium, ketamine or gas isoflurane?

During the neuter surgery, what anesthetic agent works best? Sevoflurane? I would think hypothermia would be a major concern during or after surgery with a Sphynx. How does your vet address this concern with your cats? Do they warm the IV fluids or place the cat on a heating pad?

Your experiences and guidance would be extremely appreciated. As a good book says, "A wise man seeks many counsels."
 

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Thanks for this thread! I know the sphynx have anesthesia issues and I am TERRIFIED to get Gummonster spayed when it's time
 

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Ketamine has been known to cause hypertension during anesthetic recovery and it is possible that the detrimental effects attributed to ketamine may be due primarily to cases of undiagnosed cardiomyopathy in cats undergoing anesthetic procedures. These cats would be especially sensitive to hypertension and
the increase in blood pressure induced by ketamine is supposed to be pretty significant in some cats. [Exotics: Devons, Sphynx.]
 

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Thank you Admin, I am starting a Sphynx file to assist my vet who has no experience with this breed. Luckily my vet has learned to trust my research and often follows my suggestions whenever I have facts and figures to back my stand. We are a good team, we keep each other on our toes by realizing that learning is a constant endeavor for both of us.
 

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Thanks for starting this thread, NareBare. I had seen your similar post in another thread, but it seemed to have gotten buried before you got any answers.

I am really interested in the answers this thread generates. I have been out of the Sphynx loop for a while and a lot has changed health wise. I applaud you for being your pet's best advocate especially when it comes to owning a breed a vet has never seen before.

I appreciate knowing about ketamine. I also read somewhere that the feline leukemia vaccine is no longer recomended for Sphynx. Can anyone confirm this?
 

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Thanks for starting this thread, NareBare. I had seen your similar post in another thread, but it seemed to have gotten buried before you got any answers.

I am really interested in the answers this thread generates. I have been out of the Sphynx loop for a while and a lot has changed health wise. I applaud you for being your pet's best advocate especially when it comes to owning a breed a vet has never seen before.

I appreciate knowing about ketamine. I also read somewhere that the feline leukemia vaccine is no longer recomended for Sphynx. Can anyone confirm this?
And I am glad you brought up the feline leukemia vaccine, for I have also read many problems associated with this vaccine and chose NOT to give it to Peeve. IF anyone else has some information on this, I am all ears.
 

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We have a few threads on this subject here is a recent one http://www.sphynxlair.com/f4/help-feline-distemper-3118/ we do not give our sphynx cats this shot.
Now I'm curious about the Feline Leukemia vaccine. Can anyone tell me if the increased risk of vaccine related problems with is seen in all cat breeds in general or is the Sphynx breed unusually susceptible? I think its great to know that getting this vaccine could null out a contract with a breeder.
 
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Thanks for this thread! I know the sphynx have anesthesia issues and I am TERRIFIED to get Gummonster spayed when it's time
ME TOO:Sweat:!!! I had Blueberry an appt to get fixed last Sat. I canceled it out of fear.. I'm also TERRIFIED to get Boo fixed.. Now she back in heat and I'm thinking I should have bit the bullet and had it done..
 
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