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  • sschonew@juno.com
    Hi all, I m new to the list and am trying to figure out all the abbreviations. Could you do me a favor and spell out the diseases you re mentioning once in
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 8, 2006
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      Hi all, I'm new to the list and am trying to figure out all the
      abbreviations. Could you do me a favor and spell out the diseases you're
      mentioning once in your email? I'm having a hard time figuring out what
      everyones' children are suffering from. :)

      My cat, Harvey, had dialated cardiomyopathy a couple of years ago... the
      kind caused by a lack of taurine. I bought taurine supplements from the
      health food store and sprinkle it on his food periodically. It was
      amazing how fast his heart recovered. He was on a beta-blocker for a
      while but doesn't seem to need it now.

      susan

      On Sat, 8 Apr 2006 10:10:48 EDT Bab006@... writes:
      Well went to the vet today for Sim's full check up. She was going to
      repeat
      everything since it has been almost a year since he was diagnosised with

      RCM. She noticed his stomach was large which I commented on last month
      at my
      normal check up and they just said he was getting fat. Well he had only
      gained
      3 oz in about 5 weeks, but he has had some increased congestion. So she

      tapped his stomach and pulled out a ton of chyle. Has anyone ever heard
      of this
      in cardiac cats. She said she was very worried that it was cancer or a
      lymph node ruptured. She didn't go over much for treatment because she
      said he
      was difficult with the severity of his heart condition. She isn't a
      specialist just a general vet so she was having it sent to the labs and
      calling the
      specialist. I just wanted to check with the experts here on anything
      else and
      if it could be related to his heart or has anyone experienced this.
      Bridget



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    • brinkett
      HCM = Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy RCM = Restrictive Cardiomyopathy DCM = Dilated Cardiomyopathy They re all different types of heart disease, and it s
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 8, 2006
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        HCM = Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
        RCM = Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
        DCM = Dilated Cardiomyopathy

        They're all different types of heart disease, and it's important to
        know which type a cat has in order to prescribe the best treatment
        regimen.

        There's a group FAQ that might help. It's at:

        http://ca.geocities.com/scrubbrush@.../feline-
        heart/FelineHeartFAQ.html

        Sarah.

        --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, sschonew@... wrote:
        >
        > Hi all, I'm new to the list and am trying to figure out all the
        > abbreviations. Could you do me a favor and spell out the diseases
        you're
        > mentioning once in your email? I'm having a hard time figuring
        out what
        > everyones' children are suffering from. :)
        >
        > My cat, Harvey, had dialated cardiomyopathy a couple of years
        ago... the
        > kind caused by a lack of taurine. I bought taurine supplements
        from the
        > health food store and sprinkle it on his food periodically. It was
        > amazing how fast his heart recovered. He was on a beta-blocker
        for a
        > while but doesn't seem to need it now.
        >
        > susan
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