Re: [feline-heart] New member - Ugly Muggley is very sick
- Carina Norris wrote:
He's spent three days in intensive care, because he had breathing
difficulties, which the vets don't think were anything to do with his
heart, but because he's not strong enough for an anaesthetic and a
tracheal wash, they can't pinpoint what's causing the breathing
problems. So he's now on prednisolone, Briconyl syrup, Baytril and
Panacur (for lungworms), to hopefully blitz any of the possible
Hi Carina, and Muggley,
I wonder why your vet gave Muggley prednisolone? Its my understanding
that these kind of steroids causes sodium and fluid retention, and can
rapidly and disastrously cause congestive heart failure.
You may want to watch Muggley, to make sure he does not gain any wieght
while on this drug.
Another potential side effect of pred in elderly cats is diabetes, but
it is much easier to deal with.
Did they say that they were going to put him on any heart drugs?
Cynthia, Taffy, Samuel