Helen, I had to take a 13 year old cat in to have her teeth cleaned once, and the vet
also did several extractions. The vet used Isoflurane gas for safety reasons because of the cat's age. 1/2 hour after the procedure was completed, my cat was sitting up in her cage and looking around. When I picked my cat up later that day, she was completely back to normal, and was able to eat soft food at home with no problems.
So I think Piper will be ok too.
|Originally posted by gayef
Regarding the anesthesia, I always specifically request Isoflurane gas only - no Ketamine. I am scared of Ketamine use in cats as I have personally experienced the loss of 2 cats while on the operating table when it was used and I know of many others who lost cats from its use as well. Additionally, Isoflurane metabolizes in the lungs, not the renal system, and so as soon as they stop administering it, the cat will wake up. Ketamine takes much longer to exit the system so the cat is groggy for hours afterwards.
(I just wanted to share what happened when Snowball was given an anesthesia that may have been
I agree, a couple of years ago, I took Snowball, who was 10 years old at that time, in to have his teeth cleaned, (this was on a Friday.) The vet used an injectable anesthesia, and I think it may have been Ketamine but I'm not positive. Snowball had a lot of difficulty recovering from this anesthesia. He was extremely lethargic when I brought him home, and wouldn't eat or drink anything. The next morning, I found him hiding under a chair and still extremely lethargic. I took him back to the vet and they treated him for mild dehydration, but he still wasn't doing very well, and was still lethargic and wanted to hide. I was actually afraid that I was going to lose him that weekend. Finally, on Sunday evening,
he started showing signs of recovering, and started eating and drinking on his own again, and was behaving more normally in general.