--- brinkett <scrubbrush@...
> The key point is that you were told by the vet to
> take him off. The
> original poster should consult with her vet and/or
> cardiologist and
> follow their recommendations.
I agree. We need to realize that HCM is just a
catchall term for an extremely variable disease. I
posted the info from Plumb's Book of Veterinary Drugs
because not every symptom being attributed to
beta-blockade is necessarily a result of
beta-blockade. Sometimes things that we think are
related are simply a coincidence. Anorexia and
lethargy are symptoms of the disease and may have more
to do with decompensation. No one here is in a
position to recommend any mode of treatment or
discontinuation of treatment. If you think your vet
may be wrong seek out another board certified ACVIM
veternarian. And always report any new symptoms to
your vet cardiologist or internist. JMHO.
Rudy: Male DSH brown tabby, feral mom, diagnosed 09-2002 at 19 months of age with idiopathic HCM: grade 2 murmur, hyperkinetic heart, borderline normal thickening, considered asymptomatic, 12.5 mg Atenolol 1x day, 1/2 baby aspirin 2x week administered via pilling
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