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Dr. B., Cat Veterinarian
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My cat was neutered today at about 1pm. He was given

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My cat was neutered today at about 1pm. He was given anaesthesia. He has been sleeping till now. Is that normal.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your cat. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: He is 2yrs
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your cat?
Customer: He was given Xylaxin.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 month ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

In regards ***** ***** question, Xylazine is quite potent and does tend to cause dramatic sedation/anaesthesia in cats. Therefore, its not uncommon for them to be sedated and out of sorts hours after neutering. So, this isn't unexpected and you'd just want to monitor making sure his gums stay pink (not pale/white) and his breathing at 20-30 breaths per minute. If he wakes encourage him to drink to help flush this drug out quicker but if those parameters change at all or he remains sedated past 24 hours, then we may need his local vet to give IV fluids to just flush the drug out quicker.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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