Re: [FH] New to List
- 60cc's of A/D is not enough food -- that's only 70 calories, and most cats
need at least 150-200 calories a day. This could be why she is getting
weaker. Please join http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/
for more informayion.
----- Original Message -----
From: "moonsister22" <moonsister22@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 2:48 PM
Subject: [FH] New to List
> I'm new to this list. My cat Kissy Kat has been diagnosed with
> hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. I don't think the veterinarian
> specialist is giving her the correct medication or is not giving her
> enough medication. She's currently on Lotensin, a quarter of a
> tablet once a day. She weighs 4.5 pounds, was always a small but
> chubby cat, Siamese mix about 13 years old. Up until a couple of
> weeks ago she was doing fine. Then I noticed that her food intake
> had decreased. We have a multicat household here. She was a cat
> who would only eat Authority Beef flavor, so I was able to follow
> her intake pretty well although a couple of other cats discovered
> that Kissy was fed on the room divider (a short ledge extending a
> few feet into my living room) and would finish whatever she left
> At the present time, after seeing the cat specialist and having an
> ultrasound test to confirm the diagnosis, she began going downhill.
> The medication doesn't seem to be doing a thing.
> Her blood pressure tested normal, her kidneys are rather small and
> unevenly shaped, blood values were good though, no renal failure so
> far. But she has no appetite. I'm trying to syringe feed 60cc a
> day or A/D. She has been on the meds for almost a week and is
> getting weaker instead of stronger. Can't go to the litter box so I
> have adult bed pads on her chair and change them frequently.
> Anyone have experience with Lotensin? Anyone have a cat who went
> downhill instead of improved after 6 days on this drug? In humans,
> it's a blood pressure reduction drug but they tell me it works to
> reduce the thickening of the heart chamber wall in cats.
> I have an appointment with the cat specialist's assistant vet this
> afternoon. Would appreciate anyone who has some experience with
> this awful disease posting asap. Thanks.
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