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48683Re: [FH] probable heart disease, possible heart tumor?

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  • Debbie Loffredo
    Aug 13, 2013
      Maybe first vet needs to clean x-ray machine or evaluate their technique?
      Honestly that is a bit scary I can think of many people being crushed and
      putting the cat down with such a diagnosis to spare it suffering.

      Second opinions!!!

      From: "psychoforkaatz" <psychoforkaatz@...>
      Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 3:26 AM
      To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: Re: [FH] probable heart disease, possible heart tumor?

      > So my friend took her cat to new vet today. An ultrasound was done and the
      > vet saw no mass, no abnormalities of the heart. This confused her as last
      > vet saw possible tumor by xray. New vet did full body xray. No fluids
      > anywhere, and also no sign of the severe arthritis all over that other vet
      > saw. However cat, who has only three legs, does have swelling in the stump
      > of amputated leg.
      > Friend still needs to discuss possibility of parasites that i suspect
      > caused the original bloody diarrhea, which is now cleared up. Also cleared
      > up in her other cat who got bloody diarrhea a few days after first cat.
      > So, any thoughts on how cat can have mass on heart and chest and abdomen
      > full of fluids, and less than a week later, no mass, no fluids?
      > Kendall
      > --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, elfinmyst@... wrote:
      >> Hi
      >> That's great, the ultrasound will tell you exactly what's wrong and spot
      >> a
      >> tumour if there is one. I`ve never heard of one either, thickened heart
      >> muscle may show as a mass? Blooody diarrhea is usually a parasite, has
      >> that
      >> cleared up yet? I`d definitely get a stool sample, different antibiotics
      >> are
      >> used for different bacteria/parasites like tritrichomonias. The
      >> cardiologist should sort it all out and let us know the results on
      >> Monday.
      >> I know nothing of heartworm, we don't have them in the UK.
      >> Lyn
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