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Mermaid
June 27th 05, 05:58 PM
I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I took my beloved cat
to be declawed because of pressure from my husband.
I took him in and he was due the booster for his Cat leukemia vac. They gave
it to him before or during the surgery. He started to wake up then died.
They told me they thought it was his heart. I am wondering at the wisdom of
giving him that vaccine just before being put to sleep for the surgery.
Could that have been a factor? He was an active indoor cat with a clean bill
of heath the summer before. My heart is broken and my mind is asking why did
this happen. If anyone can give me some clues please help me.

Thank you,
Very SAD

Lynx Eyes
June 27th 05, 10:07 PM
Should have declawed the damn husband and then thrown him out.

"Mermaid" > wrote in message
...
>I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I took my beloved cat
> to be declawed because of pressure from my husband.
> I took him in and he was due the booster for his Cat leukemia vac. They
> gave
> it to him before or during the surgery. He started to wake up then died.
> They told me they thought it was his heart. I am wondering at the wisdom
> of
> giving him that vaccine just before being put to sleep for the surgery.
> Could that have been a factor? He was an active indoor cat with a clean
> bill
> of heath the summer before. My heart is broken and my mind is asking why
> did
> this happen. If anyone can give me some clues please help me.
>
> Thank you,
> Very SAD
>
>

Fritti
June 28th 05, 10:18 AM
Luckily I have no similar experience but some wisdom on this matter.
I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I took my beloved cat
to be declawed because of pressure from my husband.
First of all, declawing cats? Whoever the h*ll thought of that? That would be the same as taking your son or daughter to the hospital to have the tongue removed because he/she only uses it to makes faces at everyone with. But anyways.
I took him in and he was due the booster for his Cat leukemia vac. They gave
it to him before or during the surgery. He started to wake up then died.
They told me they thought it was his heart. I am wondering at the wisdom of
giving him that vaccine just before being put to sleep for the surgery.
Could that have been a factor?
It very well might have been. A vaccin most of the times is a weakened sample of the disease the recipient is supposed to get immune for. The recipient develops the immunity because the white bloodcells fight off the weakened disease-sample and then recognize it faster when the real disease might hit, so they can react to it faster. So, when receiving a vaccin, any vaccin, a recipient (be it a cat or a dog or a human) must be in good health and strong condition. A vaccin should not be given just before or during an operation under anasthesia. Any vet doing that does (in my opinion that is) not know how a vaccin works.
He was an active indoor cat with a clean bill
of heath the summer before. My heart is broken and my mind is asking why did
this happen. If anyone can give me some clues please help me.

Thank you,
Very SAD
I know how you must feel; two years ago five of my cats died due to the extreme summer heat. As to why this happened to your cat, well... unfortunately, you can never be sure. Despite having a clean bill of health, he might have had something slumbering. My dearest darling Venus once needed to have her teeth cleaned, and she scared me and the vet's assistant to death by not even wanting to wake up from the anasthesia, despite several attempts plus a stimulating injection. Eventually we got her to wake up, but she's definitely not getting any anasthesia ever again! And she's an indoors cat with a perfect health record, only thing she has is that she sniffs and sneezes all the time, but that's just something chronic. Coming month however she's up for an FIV test, because that might have been the cause of her bad reaction to the anasthesia and the constant sniffling.
So, no matter how healthy a cat may seem to be, you can never know if there is something that may cause an unexpected and bad reaction to medication or whatever. But once again, a vaccin given just before or during anasthesia... let me just tell you what most vets in the Netherlands think of that: I did a study which contained a part veterinarian assistant, and if I would have given a cat a vaccin just before or during anasthesia, I would have flunked my study. That just is a stupid thing to do. If I were you, I'd ask around at other veterinarian clinics about their opinion about this, and right away start looking around for the services of another veterinarian clinic. Because if I understood it right, you had just this one cat, and you should so get another. It still is the best way to overcome your grief, believe me.
We're feeling with you over this sad loss.
A soothing hug from Fritti, and a sweet purr and nudge with the head from Venus, Tibsy, Sabine, Cleo, Jolie, Shandy, her 7-week-old daughter Reverse, Whoopi, Bisou, Toby, Frolic & Syrius.

Mermaid
June 28th 05, 01:04 PM
Yeah I'm not too happy with him right now. He blames himself. I would have
never done it if I had not been pressured into it.
I don't like the idea either. But I could not find another home for him and
I didn't want to send him back outside for which I rescued him from.
But if I had at least he would have still been alive. Buried him outside
under the bird feeders where I first met him with his favorite ball.
Part of me wants to try and get another just as close to him as I can but I
know it will never be the same. Feels like I am in a nightmare that I will
never wake up from. Guess with time it will get better. Hope so

Thanks,
Jasper Eyes

"Lynx Eyes" > wrote in message
...
> Should have declawed the damn husband and then thrown him out.
>
> "Mermaid" > wrote in message
> ...
> >I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I took my beloved
cat
> > to be declawed because of pressure from my husband.
> > I took him in and he was due the booster for his Cat leukemia vac. They
> > gave
> > it to him before or during the surgery. He started to wake up then died.
> > They told me they thought it was his heart. I am wondering at the wisdom
> > of
> > giving him that vaccine just before being put to sleep for the surgery.
> > Could that have been a factor? He was an active indoor cat with a clean
> > bill
> > of heath the summer before. My heart is broken and my mind is asking why
> > did
> > this happen. If anyone can give me some clues please help me.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Very SAD
> >
> >
>
>

mlbriggs
June 28th 05, 06:03 PM
On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:58:02 -0400, Mermaid wrote:

> I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I took my beloved cat
> to be declawed because of pressure from my husband. I took him in and he
> was due the booster for his Cat leukemia vac. They gave it to him before
> or during the surgery. He started to wake up then died. They told me they
> thought it was his heart. I am wondering at the wisdom of giving him that
> vaccine just before being put to sleep for the surgery. Could that have
> been a factor? He was an active indoor cat with a clean bill of heath the
> summer before. My heart is broken and my mind is asking why did this
> happen. If anyone can give me some clues please help me.
>
> Thank you,
> Very SAD


"Rise up slowly, Angel. It's hard to let you go...."
Sincere sympathy. I lost my little Punkin (Long time ago) after he was
neutered by an incompetent Vet. I'll bet your husband does feel guilty
for wanting the kitty's toes cut off. MLB

Dave
June 30th 05, 02:03 AM
When you feel the time is right go to one of the cat rescue groups and
see if they have a cat or kitten that was declawed. Most of them have at
least one or more that were already done, also you can go to the SPCA or
Humane A.

Sorry about the loss

Dave

Mermaid wrote:
> I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I took my beloved cat
> to be declawed because of pressure from my husband.
> I took him in and he was due the booster for his Cat leukemia vac. They gave
> it to him before or during the surgery. He started to wake up then died.
> They told me they thought it was his heart. I am wondering at the wisdom of
> giving him that vaccine just before being put to sleep for the surgery.
> Could that have been a factor? He was an active indoor cat with a clean bill
> of heath the summer before. My heart is broken and my mind is asking why did
> this happen. If anyone can give me some clues please help me.
>
> Thank you,
> Very SAD
>
>

Trish Dunphy
July 3rd 05, 03:10 AM
"Dave" > wrote in message
...
> When you feel the time is right go to one of the cat rescue groups and
> see if they have a cat or kitten that was declawed. Most of them have at
> least one or more that were already done, also you can go to the SPCA or
> Humane A.
>
> Sorry about the loss
>
> Dave
>
> Mermaid wrote:
> > I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I took my beloved
cat
> > to be declawed because of pressure from my husband.
> > I took him in and he was due the booster for his Cat leukemia vac. They
gave
> > it to him before or during the surgery. He started to wake up then died.
> > They told me they thought it was his heart. I am wondering at the wisdom
of
> > giving him that vaccine just before being put to sleep for the surgery.
> > Could that have been a factor? He was an active indoor cat with a clean
bill
> > of heath the summer before. My heart is broken and my mind is asking why
did
> > this happen. If anyone can give me some clues please help me.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Very SAD
> >
> >

I'm so sorry for the sudden death of your cat... I can only imagine the hurt
I'd be feeling if one of my cats died suddenly. I'm not sure if this will
help or not but my vet refuses to give vaccinations during the same visit as
sedation... it may just be his preference he's never said there was a
medical reason for it.

Trish

Masha
July 3rd 05, 11:22 PM
I thought it was illegal to declaw cats?

"Mermaid" > wrote in message
...
> I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I took my beloved cat
> to be declawed because of pressure from my husband.
> I took him in and he was due the booster for his Cat leukemia vac. They
gave
> it to him before or during the surgery. He started to wake up then died.
> They told me they thought it was his heart. I am wondering at the wisdom
of
> giving him that vaccine just before being put to sleep for the surgery.
> Could that have been a factor? He was an active indoor cat with a clean
bill
> of heath the summer before. My heart is broken and my mind is asking why
did
> this happen. If anyone can give me some clues please help me.
>
> Thank you,
> Very SAD
>
>

Sticky Buds
July 4th 05, 10:16 AM
Should have dumped the husband.
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"Masha" > wrote in message
...
>I thought it was illegal to declaw cats?
>
> "Mermaid" > wrote in message
> ...
>> I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I took my beloved
>> cat
>> to be declawed because of pressure from my husband.
>> I took him in and he was due the booster for his Cat leukemia vac. They
> gave
>> it to him before or during the surgery. He started to wake up then died.
>> They told me they thought it was his heart. I am wondering at the wisdom
> of
>> giving him that vaccine just before being put to sleep for the surgery.
>> Could that have been a factor? He was an active indoor cat with a clean
> bill
>> of heath the summer before. My heart is broken and my mind is asking why
> did
>> this happen. If anyone can give me some clues please help me.
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Very SAD
>>
>>
>
>

Kazimere
July 20th 05, 06:01 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm also sorry that some people chose to
give you a hard time about the declawing, many people do it, you could
just as well been having his teeth cleaned or some other procedure. I
can only dread what you must be feeling right now. My kitten was
recently diagnosed with cancer (feline lymphosarcoma). Since then I
have been reading a lot about feline health. I was really worried
about vaccinations because she is also 16 years old. She is 100% in
doors. Everything I have found, and from conversations with 2 vet
specialists (internal medicine and oncologist), all signs point to NO
on vaccinations. The vets said her risk for getting one of the
diseases was so small compared to the risk of her potential reaction to
a vaccine, considering her age and cancer.

This happened because from day one until forever, things will happen
every day that humans cannot understand. Now that I know Kazimere and
I have about 2 years left together, and not the 10 I was truly
expecting, I have asked myself a thousand times, "Why?" Why does this
special living creature that makes my life so wonderful have to leave?
No answer can stop your heart from breaking. The only thing I can do
is to be grateful that with all the millions and millions of factors
affecting every tiny aspect of life, Kazimere and I found each other,
on the same continent, state, city, etc. All the stars were aligned
just perfectly to create the circumstances that allowed me to love her
for the next 16+ years. When things like that happen, no one ever asks
"Why"? So when I ask myself why she has to go, I tell myself, the
same reason your life was blessed with her, and that works for me. If
you need someone to talk to, you can visit my site, it's about
Kazimere and what we are going through. You can email me from there, I
would be happy to talk to you. I really hope this helped you. Also,
try to take solace in the fact that he knew you loved him.
http://kazimere.blogspot.com/

mlbriggs
July 20th 05, 06:28 PM
On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 10:01:01 -0700, Kazimere wrote:

> I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm also sorry that some people chose to give
> you a hard time about the declawing, many people do it, you could just as
> well been having his teeth cleaned or some other procedure. I can only
> dread what you must be feeling right now. My kitten was recently
> diagnosed with cancer (feline lymphosarcoma). Since then I have been
> reading a lot about feline health. I was really worried about
> vaccinations because she is also 16 years old. She is 100% in doors.
> Everything I have found, and from conversations with 2 vet specialists
> (internal medicine and oncologist), all signs point to NO on vaccinations.
> The vets said her risk for getting one of the diseases was so small
> compared to the risk of her potential reaction to a vaccine, considering
> her age and cancer.
>
> This happened because from day one until forever, things will happen every
> day that humans cannot understand. Now that I know Kazimere and I have
> about 2 years left together, and not the 10 I was truly expecting, I have
> asked myself a thousand times, "Why?" Why does this special living
> creature that makes my life so wonderful have to leave? No answer can stop
> your heart from breaking. The only thing I can do is to be grateful that
> with all the millions and millions of factors affecting every tiny aspect
> of life, Kazimere and I found each other, on the same continent, state,
> city, etc. All the stars were aligned just perfectly to create the
> circumstances that allowed me to love her for the next 16+ years. When
> things like that happen, no one ever asks "Why"? So when I ask myself why
> she has to go, I tell myself, the same reason your life was blessed with
> her, and that works for me. If you need someone to talk to, you can visit
> my site, it's about Kazimere and what we are going through. You can email
> me from there, I would be happy to talk to you. I really hope this helped
> you. Also, try to take solace in the fact that he knew you loved him.
> http://kazimere.blogspot.com/


".....Rise up slowly, Angel, It's hard to let you go..."
Sincere condolences. MLB

Ummmmm
July 21st 05, 06:33 AM
I'm sorry for what happened to you, I have lost my cat when we took her in
for a check up they came out and said she flat-lined. I don't think that a
vaccine did it but you should try talking to the vets and ask them exactly
what caused the death and exactly what they did.
Sincerly,
Kris