shyloh paige

spayed yesterday-now is wheezing when stressed or after exertion

both kittens were spayed yesterday-incisions look great. they had an odd reaction to the anesthesia-extremely restless rather than tired, then suddenly began biting themselves, spinning in place, appeared terrified. then shyloh started wheezing very badly, and her gums and tongue went pale. we called the emergency number, they said limit their activity-stringently-and if that didn't help bring them both in. it did help, though it was seven this morning before they finally slept. shyloh's breathing improved, but she is still periodically wheezing when stressed emotionally or physically. we've noticed for some time that she has a light wheeze from time to time-could this be asthma, and the stress from the spay is causing her to have more severe symptoms? if it's anesthesia, it should clear, but as i said we've noticed her wheezing before. she got out a few days ago and was exposed to the neighborhood ferals-but that was monday, this is thursday, what has an incubation period that short?

Asked by shyloh paige on Apr 10th 2008 Tagged anesthesiareaction, asthma, contagiousdisease, stressreaction in Spaying & Neutering
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Izadore (Izzie)

I was wondring how the babies were doing. I'm almost certain that this is due to the anesthesia which can take a while to clear the body. They were probably intubated while "out". If they were human, they'd probably have one of those breathing things they give you in the hospital where you have to blow in it and make the balls go up to a certain level. I wouldn't worry. Keep them quiet as long as you can. I can almost guarantee that the phlegm that's in her lungs will clear itself out soon a she's back to tearing up the house. As far as when she got out, she really wasn't out long enough to be exposed to anything nasty, and like you said, she mainly hid while she was gone. It's not like she got down and partied with the strays--she probably didn't even have any contact at all with them. If your weather was lousy like our's is, then watch her for a URI, but I even doubt if she was out long enough to contract one of those. Give them both an ear scratch and a hug.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 4/11/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Oscar J. Cat

One of our dogs just had dental surgery and she made the same noise after she came home. It's probably just irritation from the intubation tube. Our vet gave us some allergy meds to help with the wheeze (she's an elderly chi who's very prone to allergies and sinus stuff).

Give them both a chin scratch from us!

Oscar J. Cat answered on 4/11/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer