- Hi everyone,
I have just joined the 'our cats' group & have been advised to join
this one as well since I have two cats with heart problems.
Altogether I have 11 rescue cats but the two with heart conditions
are Willow & Sandy.
Willow is 14 years old & was diagnosed with iliac thrombosis about 4
years ago. She suddenly had a number of bouts of severe hind leg
pain & could hardly walk. She was prescribed 1/4 aspirin every 3
days & has been fairly well since then though is not very active &
has a lot of muscle wastage in her hind legs. I was also told at the
same time that she had a slight heart murmur. She recently had
another check-up & I was told that her heart murmur is now grade 3
but there is no sign of any thrombosis at present. I had not heard
of the condition HCM until recently & am wondering if she might have
this. The vet has never suggested any tests for this nor is she on
any heart medication - just the aspirin.
Sandy is 11 years old & has been very unwell recently. I noticed
about 3 months ago that he was gradually losing weight in spite of
continuing to eat quite well. He also looked 'peaky' with a hunched
appearance. He has been thoroughly examined, has had full blood
tests, x-rays & ultrasound but no real reason for his illness has
been found. His bloods showed he had slight hyperthyroidism which
surprised me as he was was very sluggish & not a greedy eater. He
was put on the drug felimizole but he reacted badly to this &
developed a large, infected facial sore so had to be taken off it.
As he also had slight hypertension he has now been put on fortekor.
A further blood test revealed that his potassium levels were very
low so he now has to have potassium powder mixed into his food. His
potassium level is now normal & he eats well, but little & often.
However, he still looks as though there is something very wrong with
him & I am frustrated that the root cause has not been found. The
only other findings were that his liver was slightly small & firm &
his gall bladder slightly large.
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From: lorrainelorini@... [feline-heart] <email@example.com>
To: feline-heart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sat, Feb 27, 2016 9:47 am
Subject: [FH] New member
I am haveing a hard time replieing to post I sent questions, No she did not have echo or any blood work Lorit