Re: [FH] just diagnosed
- Hi (Sorry, I don't know your name)
Welcome to the list, though I'm sorry you had to join us!
It's a very good idea to get as thorough a work-up for your kitty as you can
right now, including taking him to a feline cardiologist. You are very
lucky -- most kitties are not diagnosed until they're symptomatic, and the
outlook is generally better for cats who are diagnosed while asymptomatic.
It's a serious disease. The prognosis and lifespand is extremely variable,
*but* if you get your cat diagnosed early and he's started on meds
(particularly beta blockers) *now* he has a good chance of staying
clinically healthy for a long time. There is good evidence that giving
meds like beta blockers prophylactically can slow the disease process
So, welcome again -- what is your kitty's name?
On 2/28/06, strawberry_swirl2233 <strawberry_swirl2233@...> wrote:
> hi my 3 yr old male cat was just diagnosed but the vet said hes
> healthy and its not serious right now, but to ease my mind if i wanna
> do chest x-ray and other tests. iam scared will he beable to live a
> long life and how serious can they get ?
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