47233Re: Kitty newly diagnosed, need some recommendations
- Feb 20, 2013Hello
I am sorry your Bengal is poorly. Is kitty a boy and girl and what is their
name? Mild HCM can be treated with atenolol, a beta blocker, but it really
needs a cardiologist to read the scans. Would it be possible to contact
the cardiologist and have the scans sent over and your kitty taken into their
Don't read the horror stories, there are many positive ones too. My Maxi,
diagnosed mild HCM aged 12 weeks has not progressed at all in 6 years on
atenolol. Trixi, serious HCM as a kitten, has survived 6 years despite a few
months to live prognosis. Its far easier to treat a kitty in mild HCM than
Time to learn breath counts. Wait until kitty is asleep, not dreamy. Count
over 15 secs and times by 4. Find what is normal and recognise the pattern.
Then you can notice quickly if his rate starts to increase or breathing
changes. Over 30 is concern, over 40 emergency. But most important is a
change from what is normal.
I give Coenzyme Q 30mg to all my heart cats and all are doing very well.
Vetriscience cardiostrength is a good option in the States. But once you
start CoQ you can't stop suddenly. Mine have taken it 6 years.
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