Determination can be an odd companion. At times it is never-yeilding; at other times it is ever-wanning. But if it's truly there then deeds can be done.
I've had a few things impose themselves upon the temporary "retirement" from my cause - and all have been positive.
Back in early December I had an email from a vet that works at the Paris, France corporate office of Royal-Canin.
I doubt anyone is actually following this blog, but if so one might recall that I had attempted to contact a vet at RC for help and was told that she was moving to Brazil and a new vet would be taking over her position. The vet I contacted promised to give my emails and contact information to the new person. Days, then weeks, then months passed and nothing... and then in came an email from the new veterinarian.
C. Galli sent me your e-mail and your request. First of all, I'm sorry for this late answer but it took time to collect some information and because of personnal issues I couldn't send you this e-mail before.
In fact, I haven't found other researchs written by Dr Houard or scientfific research related to ketamine & sphynx. It seems that his paper was the result of his personal experience, as he has a private practice near Paris.
I've searched for people you could contact on this subject: it exists some veterinary associations specialised in anesthesia . They may have observed the same thing as they are specialised in this field and they consult a lot of cats & dogs.
These are the contacts I've found in the USA:
Veterinary analgesia and anesthesia support group http://www.vasg.org/
American college of veterinary anesthesiologists http://www.acva.org/
Hope it will help you, Best regards
I found her email encouraging and it gave a renewal to my quest... if only for the sake of having someone remember and feel it important enough to respond. See? I am so desparate for any success that even the slightest thing is a milestone.
- Safram Sphynx - by Sandy Adler
- Nebulization - by Diana Scott & Carolyn McGuire, DVM
- With or Without the Necklace? - by Carlee Marrer-Tising
- Genetics 101 - by Paul Patton
- Bath Time - by Cyndee Gause
- A Special Goodbye [Sue Gleason] - by Paul Patton
- Feline HCM - by Judy Webb Gunby
- Judging Sphynx Across Associations - by Mary Perfitt-Nelson
- Sphynx Multiples - by Kay Marshall
- Showing Sphynx in Switzerland - by Carlee Marrer-Tising
- B.A.R.F. - by Judy Webb Gunby
I do appreciate any readership this blog has. If you are reading it ... thanks.
Bilbo and Gimli watching birds - January 2008
Artwork copyright of K.Marshall