Spaying a sphynx cat

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  1. Rachael Slater

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    Hi so ive just got two sphynx female kittens who are ready to be spayed.
    However i have been given the choice of a midline or normal (side) spay. Which do people normally go for with a sphynx? Ive never had sphynx before so everything is new, but so much fun, apart from decisions like these.
    Can anyone advice!
    Many thanks
    Rach
     

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    @Rachael Slater welcome to sphynxlair. Congratulations with your kittens.
    English is not my native language so not sure what a midline spay is. But my sphynx girl has scar on her tummy near her bellybutton.
    Hopefully others will chime in who can give better advice:)
     
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    In the US the norm is having the incision on the belly. Be sure to tell your vet not to use Ketamine as the anesthesia. Some vets are not aware to avoid it with this breed @Rachael Slater
     
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      Hi I had my girl spayed and requested they did it midline, not on her flank (side) just incase she got a scar it wouldn’t really show. xx


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        @Rachael Slater welcome to the lair family :)
        Look forward to pics amd tales !

        there is a pic of a flank spay of a members kitty
        FYI ... A member shared .. She was shocked when the vet without asking did a tattoo ID in her Sphynx' ear to her so be sure to ask about the too!

        I have read it's up to the vet if they do a flank spay or abdominal midline spay - I never knew- so I learned to ask lots of questions so all om the same page .

        Definitely ask about anesthesia and mark their charts NO Ketamine anesthesia - it can have a deadly rebound effect on the heart if there is an underlying undetected heart issue .
        Ask the vet if they use Propofol amd Isoflurane gas anesthesia or similar - again - NO Ketamine-
        It's marked on all my pets vet charts - fur kids and nakeds .

        I personally with s Sphynx prefer a midlife abdominal spay instead of a flank spay

        Let us know what you decide

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