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49599Re: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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  • Elfinmyst
    Jan 16, 2014
      Hi Lori

      It's great you are getting the ultrasound. Please let us know the results and what your kitty's new meds are. You'll get a lot of information here but what the results are is most important. However one thing you can begin doing is breath watching. Wait until you have a sleepy cat and then count the breaths for 10 secs and times by 6 to get a minute. Up to 30 is normal, 30+ caution and 40+ often an emergency. But it depends what is normal. So watch and learn the rate, and the type. How do they breathe in and out, video it if you can. 
      The idea is if anything changes you can quickly pick it up. A faster rate, double in breaths, open mouth breaths, pulling in stomach, all are warning signs to get to the vet. Open mouth is always an emergency.

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