Stevie Marie is a tiny whisp of white fluff. She is a Persian purebred cat. She is also about the most adorable charming kitten you will ever meet. She is a purring, bread making affectionate girl. It is very easy to see why her mom adores her as much as she does.
When it came time to spay her (she is 7 months old), her mom wanted to inquire about all of the safe options to insure the safest spay (OHE) procedure for her.
I, as her veterinary surgeon, cannot overemphasize enough how imperative it is to be super over worried about these patients and anesthesia. We have intentionally bred them to have a blunted face, an almost non-existent nasal openings and trouble breathing even under the most favorable of conditions. Adding anesthesia, or any kind of respiratory depressant can starve the body of oxygen, and even minutes without adequate oxygen flow can be life threatening if not dangerously detrimental.
Stevie’s pre op plan included her kitten series of vaccines and pre op blood work (min chem panel and CBC $60
pre and post op mask oxygenation $30
i.v catheter, i.v. fluids, i.v. fluid pump $115
feline spay and anesthesia $150
injectable induction agent, propoflo $60
post op analgesia and to go home analgesia $42
Stevie’s story is posted with her families permission. We thank them for allowing us to share her story
Stevie’s surgery was performed by Dr Krista Magnifico