Murmur went away
- Just thought I'd check in with the latest in my cat Cocoa's health
saga. Cocoa is an 18-year-old Siamese with CRF and IBD, and two vets
had heard a grade 1 murmur. Cocoa needed a dental, so I asked about
having an ultrasound then during the same visit. Cocoa came through
the dental OK, by the way. I was told the vet who does ultrasounds at
the clinic would call me later once she had a chance to analyze what
It was a week and a half before I heard back. I had started to wonder
if we'd been forgotten, so I called the clinic about it. The
ultrasound vet called me back the next day and said Cocoa's ultrasound
and X-ray showed no heart problem at all! She also said that another
vet had listened for the murmur before the ultrasound and didn't hear
anything. I was kind of surprised to hear that they didn't re-evaluate
whether the ultrasound was needed after all.
Is it common for a murmur in a senior cat to go away on its own like this?
By the way, I really appreciate that this group is here! We are in a
rural area 2.5 to 3 hours away from any specialists, so it's tough to
get more information from vets, because Cocoa gets very car sick.
Help the meezers!