Both my cats have HCM and early CRF. Kassy does not get fluids, but Lucky
had her second round of fluids today for dehydration. We can only do 100 ml
max., I believe twice a week. At this point, we are holding off as long as
possible. All the vets tell us they are heart patients first.
Laura, Lucky, & Kassy
Date: Friday, July 27, 2001 3:42 PM
Subject: [feline-heart] Newcomer: Question about sub-Q fluids.
>I was just wondering if anyone has a kitty diagnosed with
>Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, & CRF? Blue Boy has both, plus diabetes,
>so it's quite a challenge taking care of him. He's my 11 year old,
>Siamese "baby". My question is, if you have a cat that has both the
>heart condition & CRF, do you give fluids? I have read that giving
>fluids can cause the heart condtion to worsen, causing fluid in the
>lungs, etc. His specialist has not recommended that he be given
>fluids. Also, he is on Lotensin, Tumil-K, 1/2 pepcid daily, & .81 mg
>aspirin 3 times a week. Just today, he has developed loose stools, &
>I was wondering which one of the medications could be causing that?
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