43806Re: is this the start of chf?
- Dec 7, 2011Hi Karen
I am sorry to hear of Zax being poorly. Respiration rates over 30 at rest
are a red flag, but if he was dreaming or hot it could go over 30. If mine
are asleep and breathing quickly I just gently say their name or touch them
and they then go back to a more peaceful breathing rate as it's usually
just a dream..
WHat dose of medications is he on? It's good he has been caught early and
can have treatment to help stabilise his disease. Another thing you can do
to help is add the supplement cardiostrength which seems to be very
beneficial for my 3 cats who take it. If you are worried about clots you can add
nattokinase supplement as well which is available on the internet, but you
need a version with the vitaminK removed like Doctor's Best.
Lasix lasts 8 hours so if his breathing is fast again in the morning,
you'll know he's building up fluid and then its time to ring the vet/cardio and
discuss upping the dose of lasix. It's absolutely fine to give an extra
dose if you are ever worried, unless they're already on the maximum dose, I do
it when needed.
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