Re: Charlie has a blood clot
- Hi Stacie,
Like you said, it's really good that you caught that clot before it
could leave the heart. My cat Monkey unfortunately has thrown 2
clots. Instead of Plavix, she takes Lovenox injections. Lovenox is
an anticoagulant which is supposed to prevent clots, and my vet said
from her research, it's thought that it may help break existing
clots, too (and since my cat is still living and has use of all her
legs again, I'd like to think she was right). Let's hope the same of
Plavix. I do not have experience with Plavix, but my sister does.
She was kind of in your situation with her HCM cat awhile back....her
cardiologist saw something on ultrasound which indicated the kitty
was at high risk for throwing a clot. Her cardiologist happened to
be a primary researcher into the Plavix, so he put her kitty on it,
and now ultrasounds reveal that there is not that risk any longer!
I also have no experience with Nattokinase, so others in this group
will have to tell you more about it. I do know that Lisa posted
information on it in the files section, or maybe the links section of
this group. I never used it because my vet recommended against it
and my cat was doing so well without it, but if Monkey were in a dire
situation and not doing well, I am sure I would revisit the use of
the Natto with my vet. I do think you should check with your
cardiologist before adding the natto. Even if the cardiologist says
not to and you decide to use the natto anyway, at least you will be
making the decision with every bit of information available to you.
Good luck.....Meredith with Monkey
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> Charlie has a significant clot in his left auricle and mildCharlie
> pulmonary edema. He told me Charlie's odds are 50/50 with
> dissolving the clot. I am being optimistic because at least
> gave me warning before a serious saddle thrombus occurred. Has
> anyone had a clot and were able to dissolve it before it broke off
> and caused serious problems? He is now taking Plavix, Lasix, and
> benazepril along with his atenolol. I have to take him back in two
> weeks to check his renal function and they will probably do another
> chest xray. He wants to do another echo in 2 months. Any input
> would be great....thanks ahead of time.