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Re: Pulmonary Edema Questions.

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  • brinkett
    ... I ... hand ... Has your cat had an ultrasound? And as someone else has already suggested, has your cat seen a cardiologist? ... Yes, if the cat is on the
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 2, 2004
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      > I know what pulmonary edema is and how it effects cats. The reason
      I
      > am posting tonight is to hopefully learn from somebody's first
      hand
      > experience on how to care for a cat with such a health problem

      Has your cat had an ultrasound? And as someone else has already
      suggested, has your cat seen a cardiologist?

      > Can a cat bounce back to
      > normal after developing Pulmonary Edema.

      Yes, if the cat is on the right medications, but if by "normal" you
      mean "cured", then the answer is no. If your cat has pulmonary
      edema because of a heart problem, then your cat is in congestive
      heart failure which is a chronic condition. The symptoms can be
      controlled using medication, however,

      > Oh, and does the method of
      > administering heart medicine into the work?

      Into what? :-) If you're using medicated treats or liquid
      suspensions, they work. There is still some controversy over
      whether transdermal gels work.

      > Also, do cats stop using litter boxes when they are sick? Is a
      cat's
      > behavior pattern altered after illness. Our kitty has change a lot
      > since falling ill.

      They can, but if they're being treated successfully they should act
      pretty "normal". It sounds like she's probably been feeling crappy
      for at least a month though, so give the meds some time to kick in.
      You should have a followup with your vet to check her kidney and
      electrolyte values after she's been on the heart medication for a
      week or so. You should bring up the behaviour changes to the vet if
      she's still "off".

      And ideally, as already mentioned, you should be making an
      appointment with a cardiologist or internal specialist if you
      haven't done so already.

      Sarah.
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