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Sphynx and Anasthesia?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Someone mentioned in another thread that the Sphynx tend to have problems with anasthesia..

can someone give me more information about that? Is there a particular type of anasthesia reccommended to use on the breed?

Any info or advice would be appreciated.
post #2 of 10
It is ketamine taht should not be used.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
thanks I planned on calling around this week or next to see what vets charged for a spay, and I will inquire about the types of drugs used when I call then.
post #4 of 10
Good Idea.
I would use someone that knows about sphynx cats.
post #5 of 10
I had a abyssinian die from Ketamine. He was only 5 and went for his teeth cleaned. I was told after the fact that abyssinians were sensitive to it too. I would say that all cats can be sensitive to it. I will not let the vet use Ketamine on any of my cats.
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post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I live in a rural area.. hard to find a vet who is knowledgable about more "exotic" breeds of cats and dogs... it was hard to find a vet who knew anything about Cresteds.. I did finally find one who was at least somewhat knowledgable.. instead of gawking at Fred's 3 missing teeth, and strange dentation, this vet comments on what nice teeth he has for a Crested.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
thanks for the link.. I saved it to my favorites, since it specifically mentions a few types of anasthesia that are safe to use.
post #9 of 10
I was lucky 2 sphynx go to my vet but the er vet did not know anything and said cleo had a fever when her temp was ok.
post #10 of 10
I'm curious what makes these breeds sensitive to this drug...
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