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Toots182

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Hi there everyone, I'm really new to this but I have a bit of a question about my 4 year old baby Danzig. About a week ago he was heaving and was sick, only thing that came up was some food he had eaten. I would assume if this was a normal cat the heaving would be because of a hairball? But since he has no fur, maybe he had eaten to much? I'm not sure why he was sick. But after it he ate fine and continued to watch the birds out the window. This morning when we both came down, he started heaving again, this time cos he hadn't eaten all that came up was liquid. He heaved twice but only liquid. He again seemed okay afterwards and ate some food and cuddeled up on the couch. Is this normal? Hes never done this before except when he was naughty and ate some paper string. Its really scary cos his wholw stomach contacts inwards. He seems okay but I panic. Is this a natrual cat thing hair or no hair? I'm a bit worried and not sure if to take him to the vet.
I have one other question, he has really really bad breath. He eats dry food and has never taken to wet food. Its like he has a build up round his gums (not on all his teeth) but his gums seem a little red. He doesnt seem fazed but to curb any future problems I was thinking of getting his teeth cleaned. The vet said he would need to be sedated first. I read somewhere a while ago that Sphynx cats react a bit different to some injections than other cats. ( I dont think my vet knows enough about Sphinxes for me to ask them) I was wondering if that was true, and if so, what sedatives should I not allow my vet to use? Any advice with any of thid would be really appreciated.
Thank you all so much.
Lauren.
 

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The vomiting sounds normal what it can Tau every so often vomits turns no worse of for it. Riley will vomit frothy stuff when his hungry and I'm not fast enough to feed in morning this hardly ever happens cause I'm generally not late lol

As for his gums if have that checked by vet specially if red.
 

Toots182

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The vomiting sounds normal what it can Tau every so often vomits turns no worse of for it. Riley will vomit frothy stuff when his hungry and I'm not fast enough to feed in morning this hardly ever happens cause I'm generally not late lol

As for his gums if have that checked by vet specially if red.
Thank you for the reply, its somewhat put my mind at rest. I'll make a apoor about his teeth though. Don't suppose you've heared about certain sedatives being more harmful for Sphinxes? I read a story about someone's sphinx going to the vets (what it was I can't remember) it was a routine thing. But the cat showed symptoms of having had a stroke when the owner got the cat home. People replying on her post said something about certain sedatives being used. It was so long ago I will probably never be able to find that post again though.
 

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Yes ask your vet never to use ketamine in Sphynx if can kill them. Most vets will oblige if not suggest changing vets :)
 

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@Toots182 , I would take your Danzig to get checked out to make sure he is okay-
My vet is not a sphynx specific but like mentioned will not use Ketamine - never be afraid to ask questions.
Here is part of a previous post about why not to use ketamine:

"The two things that go wrong with Ketamine and Sphynx is:
1-devon rex carry a spasticity gene that reacts with ketamine. Because a lot of sphynx were originally crossed with devons, you dont know if your sphynx has the gene that will react with ketamine. I posted a paper written by a dr. on here a while back and Im sure it will pop up if you do a search on here for "ketamine". You could print that page and give it to your vet to prove it shouldnt be used....since its in medical language. Anyways, the spastic reaction occurs right after waking from anesthesia so if you are home with your cat you are prob fine.

2- Ketamine shouldnt be used in animals with heart probs. Since many sphynx have heart probs that havent been diagnosed yet, it is risky to use ketamine in a breed with a high rate of heart probs.


Vomiting and dental stuff along with bad breath should be addressed- I would call your vet and discuss your concerns-

I ask for "ISO" or an equivalent anesthestic.

Please keep us updated-
 
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Hello @Toots182 and welcome to sphynxlair! Sorry to hear about the issues Danzig is having. It's difficult to say what is causing the heaving and vomiting. It can be something innocent. If it doesn't happen frequently and not every day you could wait to see if and when it happening again.
But if you already go to the vet for his bad breath I would ask the vet to check about the vomiting too.
As said ask your vet not to use kentamine. @Yoda mom did give a good explanation.

Hope Danzig will be feeling well soon again. Oh and we love to see photos of Danzig if your willing to share:)
 

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Hi there everyone, I'm really new to this but I have a bit of a question about my 4 year old baby Danzig. About a week ago he was heaving and was sick, only thing that came up was some food he had eaten. I would assume if this was a normal cat the heaving would be because of a hairball? But since he has no fur, maybe he had eaten to much? I'm not sure why he was sick. But after it he ate fine and continued to watch the birds out the window. This morning when we both came down, he started heaving again, this time cos he hadn't eaten all that came up was liquid. He heaved twice but only liquid. He again seemed okay afterwards and ate some food and cuddeled up on the couch. Is this normal? Hes never done this before except when he was naughty and ate some paper string. Its really scary cos his wholw stomach contacts inwards. He seems okay but I panic. Is this a natrual cat thing hair or no hair? I'm a bit worried and not sure if to take him to the vet.
I have one other question, he has really really bad breath. He eats dry food and has never taken to wet food. Its like he has a build up round his gums (not on all his teeth) but his gums seem a little red. He doesnt seem fazed but to curb any future problems I was thinking of getting his teeth cleaned. The vet said he would need to be sedated first. I read somewhere a while ago that Sphynx cats react a bit different to some injections than other cats. ( I dont think my vet knows enough about Sphinxes for me to ask them) I was wondering if that was true, and if so, what sedatives should I not allow my vet to use? Any advice with any of thid would be really appreciated.
Thank you all so much.
Lauren.
Welcome @Toots182 - if the vomiting just recently started and he has never vomited in the past, it is surely a concern. I would recommend a vet visit, be sure to capture his vomiting episode on your phone or video camera to show the vet. Had his diet changed -food? How long have you had him? Is there any new plants in the house or something he has gotten into? Its also good to feed wet food if possible - it helps with hydration. :) Grant advice on ketamine from the others.
 

Toots182

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I can't thank use all enough for the great advice. I never thought to video the heaving but if I can I will, and definitely thank you for the ketamine information! Use are all so lovely :) if I manage to work it out I will for sire het a picture up of my boy :)
 
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