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Spying 5 month old F2 Savannah

Sam

Savannah Super Cat
Hello All

I called our vet and wanted to check and see what the experts think:

For anesthesia: Dexdenitor opinorphine bup (buprenex) mixture.

Option to remove the uterus and ovaries. She did suggest to only remove the ovaries only.

Methods: standard procedure where they make an incision below stomach ($500) or Laperscopy ($1000) where they make a small whole and insert a small camera and operate that way which is less evasive. Recovery time with first method is a week or so with limited activity and second option is 2 to 3 days.
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
My vet has moved towards the ovary removal only now...

Ask when they do the stomach incision whether they have exterior sutures or not. My vet doesn't leave exterior sutures so there's no need for a collar on the cat which I like... the laproscopic method is expensive but at least healing should be quick I guess!
 

Sam

Savannah Super Cat
Thanks Brigitte, does the anesthesia method seem safe? I will ask about the sutures.
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
Did you mean Dexdomitor not Dexdenitor? Domitor is pretty safe, my vet has used it a number of times on my cats for short-term procedures. For spays though I think they still use gas not an injectable.

As injectable anesthesia goes, Domitor is very reversible, which makes it safer than something like ketamine. Usually though, that mix with buprenorphine is a pre-anesthetic cocktail, then followed by gas or propofol... which is what I had understood from my vet so checked online and that's what it said there too. So is that all the anesthesia they will be using or do they follow that up with something else?
 

Sam

Savannah Super Cat
I may have missed another item but I ll double check. Our vet researched online for spaying Savannah cats and feels comfortable based on what she read from breeders experience and suggestions.
 
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