Re:Any info about enlarged heart in kittens greatly appreciated!!!
I am so sorry to hear of your kitten and his problems. You must be a special
person to keep him and offer him a loving home. Vets are professionally
obliged to recommend you take them back to the breeders, although I've never
taken one of mine back and never will.
I have three cats who were diagnosed early with heart disease as young
kittens. The most important thing you can do is take your kitten for an ultrasound
with a veterinary cardiologist as they will be able to diagnose exactly what
the problem is. This will then allow you to begin treatment.
HCM is extremely rare in such a young kitten, although my Trixi was
diagnosed at 12 weeks. It is more likely to be a congenital heart defect and with
treatment, kittens can do very well. Since he already has heavy breathing, it
would suggest something he was born with and it is really important to get a
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