As some of you remember from chat, now that Tardy is getting up there in years (almost 13) we have been noticing him slowing down a bit, getting up to greet us less often, and just seeming a little 'down'. Since we know he's broken his sternum in the past, dislocated a hip, and lost some teeth, and we're SURE there's more that we don't know about, we thought he might need a little extra something to [Read more]
The reason why you've gotten so many suggestions to neuter Vicious is that it really CAN help lower aggression, particularly in male cats. You said that he's a young kitty - just under a year - and kitties that age is a bit aggressive at any rate and when you mix hormones with it, well, you get the picture.
I do recommend neutering - because it will likely help - but it's not the only thing you should be concerned about. [Read more]
Neurologic injury from anesthesia is caused by a period of inadequate oxygen delivery to the brain. The severity of the neurologic damage is proportional to the length of time the brain is oxygen-deprived. The part of the brain involved in vision is particularly sensitive to lack of oxygen so blindness is the most common symptom, more severe deficits are certainly possible. [Read more]
I am a veterinary anesthesiologist so I can answer any questions you have about your kitty's anesthesia.
There are no medical contraindications to any anesthetic technique in CH. However, I think there are "experiential" (if that's a word;-)) considerations, particularly with respect to recovery from general anesthesia. [Read more]