Cardiac cachexia was Weight loss unexplained
- --- gflanley <gflanley@...> wrote:
> HOWEVER, since this all started, Grace has continued
> to lose weight.
> normal, two smallseemed a little intrigued as well!
> cans of wet a day and self feeding dry. The vet
>It is called cardiac cachexia. Animals that are ill or
in any kind of organ failure actually have increased
metabolism and the effects of starvation on an ill
animal are that they cannabalize their lean muscle
mass. Hills Prescription Pet Food makes a canned food
specifically for animals who need extra nutrition
whether from trauma or illness. It is called Hills
A/D and your vet can get it for you.
Nutritional Modulation of Cardiac Disease
Hills A/D has Omega 3 fish oils, carnitine,
electrolytes, branch chain amino acids, all the
nutrients mentioned in the article above. It is highly
palatable and easy to assist feed. I would add it to
your cat's regular food in increasing quantities to
transition her to the new food.
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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