... Hi Joe, Welcome aboard and thanks. We have 2 cats with heart murmers and after the second one had an apparent reaction to his meds last week, I gotApr 5, 2000 1 of 44View Source
>I think this a great idea to have a list dedicated to feline heartHi Joe,
>problems. I spend an hour every day scanning ALT.MED.VETERINARY and
>REC.PETS.CATS.HEALTH+BEHAVIOR for information related to HCM.
Welcome aboard and thanks. We have 2 cats with heart murmers and after the
second one had an apparent reaction to his meds last week, I got desperate
at the lack of information and started this list. I hope it will become
teeming with knowledge like the CRF list is.
Just so everyone knows, if you go the the Feline-Heart main page at OneList
(egroups) http://www.egroups.com/group/feline-heart you will see a menu on
the left. Under links I put the 2 links on HCM that I knew about. I also
found another one called http://maxshouse.com/ that seems to have a lot of
info. I haven't finished looking at it yet so that's why I didn't add it to
the links yet.
If anyone knows of any links please feel free to add them, or drop me a
note so that I may add them for you.
Keep us posted on the ultrasound.
Diane, List Owner
Hi Joanna It is good that Scott has responded so well to medications. Once he is out of heart failure, it will be necessary to keep him on them to keep himFeb 16, 2012 44 of 44View SourceHi Joanna
It is good that Scott has responded so well to medications. Once he is out
of heart failure, it will be necessary to keep him on them to keep him
stable. There are things you can do to help, such as supplementing him with
Scott doesn't know he is ill. He wants to live and love life and do all the
things that any kitty wants to do. And you should let him and enjoy him.
No one can say how his disease will progress but my little girl was
diagnosed at 12 weeks old and given 2 months to live. She is 6 years old in August!
They don't listen to the prognosis. My heart cats have been in and out of
heart failure and each time you need to be able to recognise it.
So practice counting his breathing. Anything under 30 at rest is ok. It's a
matter of seeing what his usual rate is and if it increases or becomes
laboured or open mouthed, then is the time to see the vet.
Ask as many questions as you like. I`ve found there's always someone to
answer them as best we can or at least someone to share your experience.
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