50403Re: [FH] clot prevention
- Aug 7, 2014When Boo was diagnosed with DCM, one of the first things the cardiologist suggested was a Taurine blood test. Taurine deficiency being ruled out as the reason, it was not recommended that Boo take a supplement. It was explained to me that today's cat foods contain the needed amount. Only if a food lacked Taurine would you supplement it.Over the years in this group, I have heard mention of it with some members giving it as a supplement. If ever in question, like I said there is a blood test for it, it's pricey though.LaurieOn Thursday, August 7, 2014 2:17 PM, "westgold@... [feline-heart]" <email@example.com> wrote:
How many of you guys are doing this? I never saw taurine discussed
even once on this list before. I know that taurine deficiency used to
cause dilated cardiomyapathy before they started adding it to all
foods, I had a kitten of my breeding who was cured with taurine
treatment way back when. but I have never seen it mentioned in
connection to HCM.
those who know something, please share!!!
, firstname.lastname@example.orgQuoting Leigh Arrathoon
> I'm sure that Taurine regularizes the heart rhythms because I have taken
> it. And I also know that if you take too much Taurine, your heart gets out
> of rhythm. For this reason, I give my big male Main Coons 500 mg. of it a
> day, but only 250 mg a day to my 10-pound DSH.
> On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM, westgold@... [feline-heart] <
> email@example.com> wrote:
>> hi everybody -
>> I was quite surprised to hear Dr Oz say on his show yesterday that
>> people need foods rich in TAURINE to help prevent blood clots.
>> I have never seen that discussed here -- does anybody know anything
>> about this?? Does anybody plan to see their cardiologist soon and
>> could ask him about this?
>> I know there is taurine in all cat foods, but maybe we should add more??
>> thanks, Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto
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