Re: [FH] Update on our boys
>> I asked about re-checking and she didn't think it wasIt's always a good idea to do a re-check if there's a possibility of heart disease. My cardiologist recommended coming back in 6 months for a recheck for my girl who was definitively diagnosed with HCM and is on medication. Without a definite diagnosis I'd go back in 2 months.
>> necessary unless we want to. We probably will re-check but not in
>> the near future, just in case it is thickened and he does have very
>> mild heart disease.
>> I'm stillPanting is just not normal in cats. An x-ray can diagnose some respiratory diseases like asthma. If your cat does have asthma, you can learn a lot from the Yahoo group - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline_Asthma_Bronchitis/
>> concerned about Saki's panting, but we asked her if his seasonal
>> allergies (which become year round in cats eventually) could play a
>> part. She said it's possible.
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> Without a definite diagnosis I'd go back in 2 months.>Hi Sue,
I appreciate your feedback. I do plan on bringing him for another
echo at some point, but not 2 months. It's only been 7 months since
his last echo and 10 months before that. We are flat out tapped
financially, with more routine visits coming up in a couple of months.
The cardio said if it is thickened it's so slight that it would be
very mild heart disease. *I think* she also said not something that
would require treatment (though I know it's a matter of opinion when
to treat), but if she's not 100% I'm not going to push treatment. I
took everyone's advice here and got them to a cardiologist, one who
has been doing this for 25 years. I have to trust her experience to
some extent. Next time we can try one of the other cardios at the
hospital to get a different perspective.
> Panting is just not normal in cats. An x-ray can diagnose somerespiratory diseases like asthma. If your cat does have asthma, you
can learn a lot from the Yahoo group -
We did X-rays at our vet before going, which the cardiologist and
nephrologist took a look at briefly as well, and his lungs look
fine. No signs of asthma at all. Not sure what is left to do? I
plan to get him back on his antihistamine and if it is related to his
seasonal allergies, I imagine this will help.
Thanks so much =)