Re: hot spots
- Hi Randi & Elsa,
Welcome to the group but I am sorry that you need to be here. But,
hopefully you will find everyone to be as friendly and helpful as I
have. Without these guys, I would have gone crazy a long time ago!
I will check with my cardiologist again but he said they were ok up
until now and since the ultrasound hasn't gotten worse I suspect he
will still approve it.
On the antihistamines are you using something like Benadryl? If so I
think it comes in a liquid. Dom is not a pill taker so we need
liquids or something formulated to mix with food which used to work
but after the past few days he won't touch any wet food. Matter of
fact, when he sees wet food, he goes under the bed and hides. Not a
good sign! But, for now he is off meds except for the asthma med
which he is getting injected as there isn't a pharmacy around that
can get the liquid before Monday. And we will gradually try to find
something that he may eat. Sigh
--- In feline-heart@y..., "Randi C. Cohen" <rcohen@b...> wrote:
> Hello Everyone -
> I am new to the list and have appreciated the advice and support
that you all offer. My cat, Elsa, has HCM. She's about 5 years old
and is asymptomatic but is on atenolol.
> Elsa also happens to have "hot spots" too and I have had several
conversations with our cardiologist about them so I wanted to respond
to Jeanne. He said not to give her the steroid shot, or anything with
cortisone in it for that matter. Instead, he has suggested giving her
antihistamines, especially if I can catch her when she first starts
licking. The antihistamines can be bought over the counter.
> Hope it helps!
> - Randi
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