>Just wondering if anyone has used CoQ10 and can tell a difference in
>your cat's health? I'm planning on starting my RCM cat Lucy on it
>and curious as to what doses are being used? Is it possible to give
>too much? Lucy weighs about 6.5 lbs.
> -- Amy
My Max takes CoQ10--30 mg/twice daily. He weighs 12 lbs. He has HCM, not
RCM, and with the other nutraceuticals he takes plus atenolol, his heart
measurements have actually improved but he was also diagnosed very, very
early. My holistic vet firmly believes in the benefits of CoQ10 for the
heart and so do I. I'm not sure if you can give too much but I don't think
even the dose Max is on would be too much for your kitty; however, I would
check with your vet to be sure.
Max: 7 year old neutered male Scottish Fold; idiopathic primary HCM
diagnosed 12/2003; asymptomatic (normal bp, pulse, heart rate, resp.), grade
2 heart murmur, ventricular arrhythmia (controlled at this time); very
slight mitral valve and atrial thickening; treatment regimen: 30 mg CoQ10
2/day, 50 mg pycnogenol 2/day, 1 dan shen pian herbal anti-coagulant 2/day;
6.25 mg atenolol 1/day; fish oil
- Most health food stores carry it, or you can buy it online. Just make sure you get ubiquinol (not ubiquinone), and the ones that are liquid gelcaps are better absorbed than the powder in capsules are.Doctor's Best makes a good one. That's the one I buy. I get it at Vitacost.com.