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Unread 05-30-2010   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8-9 week old female. I made an appt with the vet to have her spayed. The vet called and told me she has a heart murmer. It's not safe to put her under anestesia. What do I do? I'm sure he's right, this vet care for my last cat for 20 years. I just don't relish the idea of dealing with her going in to heat. ANy info appreciated.
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Hey Laureanne

Outdoor indoor cat I guess. No harm having an indoor cat long has you give her lots of play time and cuddles and hugs.
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I'm really not sure what to suggest.
Obviously you'll have to keep her indoors but I appreciate your concern about living with her while she is in season. One of my cats is small (at a year old she was only 1.5kg) so she was spayed at an older age than my other cat. She had one season before her appointment and she was not easy to live with.
Have you asked your vet if he has any advice on what you can do?
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Wow--this is really difficult. You want your cat spayed, but, of course, you don't want to do anything that could jeopardize her health or her life. What about getting a second opinion--I know that you know your vet for alot of years, but it might not hurt to get a second opinion. I'm wondering if you wait a couple of months until your cat is a little older, maybe her heart would be stronger too??? What did the vet suggest you do for the heart murmer? Does your cat need to be operated on to correct it? If so, can she be spayed at the same time?
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Wow--this is really difficult. You want your cat spayed, but, of course, you don't want to do anything that could jeopardize her health or her life. What about getting a second opinion--I know that you know your vet for alot of years, but it might not hurt to get a second opinion. I'm wondering if you wait a couple of months until your cat is a little older, maybe her heart would be stronger too??? What did the vet suggest you do for the heart murmer? Does your cat need to be operated on to correct it? If so, can she be spayed at the same time?
I agree with this, get a second opinion. You've got a couple of months before you have to worry about a heat. Cats with heart murmurs can have surgery safely. Find another vet who is more up to date on things.
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