Re: [FH] New Member-Very Confused
- In a message dated 5/25/2005 6:52:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Mooches is a CRF kitty who recently developed heavy breathing. The vet
said her heart rate is 252! BP is 148. She has a grade 2 heart murmur.
The doctor recommended enalapril
Sam was taken off of Enalapril because because the combination with diuretics
was affecting his kidneys. He is now on Benezepril which is a lot easier on
the kidneys and his values are down to normal. he also takes supplements. You
really need a cardiologist as a lot of vets are not familiar with all the
different kinds of heart meds and diuretics. My vet checks with the cardiologist if
there is a problem and Sam is not responding or stops responding to
something. The cardiologist knows Sam and can in almost all cases help without having
to be seen. My vet even sends the EKG to him for interpretation.
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