20123Re: What caused you to bring your cat in?
- Jun 30, 2005We'd noticed that Morag's respiration rate seemed higher than usual,
but we were in the midst of a heat wave and figured it was the
temperature. Luckily, she was due for her annual checkup a week
later. The vet heard an abnormal noise when she listened to Morag's
heart and said it was probably nothing, but suggested an ultrasound to
give us peace of mind.
Well, we didn't get it. What we got was a diagnosis of HCM, which was
modified to RCM a month later by the cardiologist. When the vet saw
the initial ultrasound, a chest X-ray was done, which showed that
Morag was stuffed with fluid. We were lucky -- if she hadn't been due
for her annual checkup, we probably would have had a crisis on our
hands a few weeks later.
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