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39349RE: [FH] Nattokinase Info Roundup

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  • Judi Levens
    May 3, 2010
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      Hi Michelle; I started Max on Nattozyme at 36 mg a while ago (at least a year.) About 2 months ago he had a mild clot in his right rear leg...it resolved by the following morning (I think the natto can possibly be responsible that it wasn't too severe and that it went away.) AFterwards, in communicating with my cardiologist at UCDavis we decided to keep him on natto...I upped the dose to about 65mg per day. My method is somewhat iffy so he's not getting a full dose every day, but he's getting it regularly at a higher dose than before. We return to CA from Mexico in 2 weeks and I am looking forward to getting a new echo to see if there have been some developments in Max's heart which caused the clot and what treatment we should use going forward. My doctor told me after the clot that the standard treatment was 1/3 asprin and 10mg Plavix. I couldn't get plavix at anything less than 100mg's and couldn't imagine splitting the pill in 10 (especially since I can't pill Max) so the doctor agreed that natto would be a good substitute. I haven't been giving the asprin...so far, he's doing well, but I really worry that he should be getting more meds and we are vulnerable to another clot.
      All in all, my experience with natto has been good...even though Max had a clot it wasn't too serious. Thanks for putting all this info together. I'll follow up after our next echo and dr's visit and let you know what he says....Judi and Max

      To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      From: westgold@...
      Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 14:25:31 -0400
      Subject: [FH] Nattokinase Info Roundup

      Hi -- I would like to start a project with this group. I will assemble all the information I receive, and put it into an article for the files. Many people seem to be on the fence about Natto, and others feel it is a necessity for all heart-kitties --- so let's assemble all the stories and see what conclusions we can draw. PLEASE write me if you have even a tiny thing to contribute. The more replies I have, the better the information I will be able to assemble for everybody.

      If you are giving Nattokinase to your kitty, or gave it to a kitty who is no longer with us, please let me know the story. Did you start before any clots appeared, or after one? What did your vet say about it? Which brand are you using, and where do you get it? How much are you giving and when? How do you give it? If you give it with other meds or supplements, please let me know those too. Someone mentioned that you have to get the kind without Vitamin K, do you know anything about this, and how do you find that kind? None of the labels I have seen mentioned this.

      If your kitty still had a clot while taking it, please tell me the story. How long had you been giving it, and at what dose?

      Anything else you can think of, please add it. No bit of information is too small for what I plan to do here!

      You can post to the group or write me personally --
      thanks, Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto

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