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Suprelorin

Hi Helena

You mentioned in your other post that you have friends who are using Suprelorin. Has it worked well for them and on average how long has it taken them off call for? Is it generally a full 12 months or shorter period of time. Am very interested as I have considered it a few times but it is not commonly used in cats here. I have heard mixed reports.

Gill

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  • Well I know fwe who have cats on Suprelorin. They say it takes around 6 weeks before it kick in. It just started to get used in Sweden and its rather expensive. It´s moore common in central europe, both on males and females.
    Mybe some breeder from Holland or Germany can tell you moore.
  • Hi I gave my male a Suprelorinchip in the beginning of april this year. After a month he is moore calm, he doenst scream and he sleeps at nights. My friend gave one of her male a chip in july last year. He is still not interested in girls.

    I have to wait and see how long it will take before my Max and my friends male is fertile again.

    We both had no option, either this chip och they had to be neutered.
  • I think this chip is such a wonderful solution. I would like to use it in the future too, here in Holland the chip is more common and not too expensive. I have read a lot about it and the results are different, Some boys stay calm for only a half year, others for over 14 months. I guess this also depends on breed, size and maybe also character.
    I will be interested to hear how long this works on Devons.
  • Hi Gill,

    I have used it for my outcrossboy (Devon/Asian). He started to be sexually interested at 6 months and mated my red girl at 7 months. He had become very territorial (read; peed allover) and was screeming all the time and harassed my girls and kitten (*both Devon and Maine Coons)
    After that I gave him Suprelorin and within a week he was calm, quit peeing and stopped harrassing my girls/kittens.
    I hope he'll stay like till sept (6months), if not, I'll give him another Suprelorin.
    In the Netherlands prices average between 55 /75 euro for the canule.

    Best wishes,
    Marjan Boonen
    www.boonland.nl
  • Thanks for the responses, it seems like it is such a useful option in some circumstances and the studies and experience with it suggests it is extremely safe.

    It would be good to know a bit more about it's use in queens. The responses on here suggest for boys it is generally not that long before they are fertile again and it certainly seems to address some of the behavioural issues from what people are saying. It is certainly worth considering if you wanted to stop breeding for awhile without desexing your breeding cats.
    Gill
  • So here it is already used by more males and females in Germany also got a friend who used to have a cat and she likes it also true that for a time out but is not breed Devon Rex Self I talk from experience myself a hangover that the implant has only been three weeks after the constitution is quietly but certainly not eliminated wanthij still has the urge to cover it is my positive HCM male which already has been discussion about I found it scary too late for my hangover anesthesia undergoing him right away maybe to lose because he can not handle Now we can just as well follow him through every six months to test by SCAN and not DNA if he quickly or slowly deteriorated and he will hopefully be a responsible spayed there was whrite that i had a lot of POO HAH my wunderfull news for me was that Agnieszka my email that the daughter of him will be neutered so there stopped then his line too Stay with eagle eyes follow the line and informated the people as well when the chip really 100 % worked i let you know and also when he have new interesting in the girls then it is for other breeders perhabs
  • my boy has last year in march a chip and is now again potent! it works 1 year by my boy! but the chip was first after 2 months really safe.
  • I will add my experience with Suprelorin.. I am currently using it on one of my queens. Since she had the implant 5 weeks ago she has barely stopped calling. She called for 14 days after she had the implant inserted and also lost a lot of weight. She then came back into call again and now has come back in for a third time. Apart from losing weight her personality has also changed. She has become very territorial and is weeing everywhere. I have spoken to the Vet about her and she said she has seen one other case where the implant did not work. In Hazel's case it appears to have had the opposite effect. As I do not want to have her mated she is booked in for desexing tomorrow.
  • My Boy Merchucchio has been on a six month implant. Took 6 weeks to work he is now slowly coming back after about 10months but it has been a nice break for me. He has been a honey on it and easy to manage i.e. peeing etc. I wonder if this is better on the boys than the girls. Great shame about Hazel.

    Nicole said:
    I will add my experience with Suprelorin.. I am currently using it on one of my queens. Since she had the implant 5 weeks ago she has barely stopped calling. She called for 14 days after she had the implant inserted and also lost a lot of weight. She then came back into call again and now has come back in for a third time. Apart from losing weight her personality has also changed. She has become very territorial and is weeing everywhere. I have spoken to the Vet about her and she said she has seen one other case where the implant did not work. In Hazel's case it appears to have had the opposite effect. As I do not want to have her mated she is booked in for desexing tomorrow.
  • Sorry to hear it didn't work on Hazel, Nicole. From what I have read on a Dutch forum, they recommend to place the chip when the girls are in heat. Isn't it an option to put her on birth control pills for a short while? Or do they expect the chip isn't going to work at all? I mean most of the times they say it will work after about 6 weeks.
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