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Can I trust this vet? *HCM SCANNING*

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by Josie9, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Josie9

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    I haven’t got my Sphynx yet but have been looking into the breed. I know that I need to annually get my cat scanned for HCM, but I didn’t know how much it would cost. I emailed a vet near me (a private vet) and asked how much I’d be looking at paying to get my cat scanned for HCM yearly, and also whether they offer this service. Here is the email I got in response. Should I trust this? She told me that it would be £50. I know that people in America are paying up to $600 per cat so I don’t know if I can trust it? Advice? Thank you fellow Sphynx lovers :)
     

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      Its best to use a board certified cardiologist. Be sure this is what they are using- Cardiac Ultrasound (Echocardiogram): This test allows the visual examination of the interior of the heart, its valves, and its surrounding structures via ultrasonography. It is a sophisticated diagnostic tool. :)
       
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        @admin gave some great advice! Personally that does not seem right to me at all. I emailed my vet a couple of days ago asking the same question, and they quoted me $500 + tax for the ultrasound here in Canada.
         
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          I always say follow your your gut. It does sound a bit too good to be true.
           
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