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37700Re:Am worried for my HCM cat with recurring pulmonary oedema

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  • banditbabe32
    Oct 5, 2009
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      Strange - I had replied to the previous post but it did not show on the messsages page.

      She was on 2ml of Frusol (liquid form) twice a day and after problems this weekend is now going to be on 2ml three times a day. The cardiologist has also decided to add 1/4 tablet of spironolactone from today. She is also on 0.25ml of Imidapril (liquid again as Marley has trouble taking pills).

      I am a little concerned about severe facial dermatitis developing (according to research, one third of Maine Coon cats developed this after taking spironolactone) but she is not a Maine Coon, just a normal moggy. However, the risk outweighs not giving it because if her fluid does not clear up then it doesnt look good for her long term outlook.

      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, elfinmyst@... wrote:
      > Hi
      > It sounds as if Marley's CHF is not under control. How much oral frusimide
      > is she getting each day? When my cats don't get full control with the
      > tablets, they get the intravenous, but that usually works quickly. Have they
      > considered adding a second diuretic like spironolactone? That works in
      > combination and is quite effective. If she has bad edema, they may do a chest tap
      > to get it under control first, but if she's eating and playing, it's a good
      > sign.
      > What other drugs is she on to help her heart?
      > Lyn
      > _www.myfurkids.co.uk_ (http://www.myfurkids.co.uk/)
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