Update re Doodle - my Oriental with cardiomyopathy
- Hi everyone, and thanks for your messages since my first couple of posts.
Well, we went back to see the specialist and he hasn't worsened since
the first appointment. I am still waiting to get answers to some of
my questions, but it seems that
1. He has a grade 3 (of 6) heart murmur
2. He has cardiomyopathy
3. The left side of the heart is enlarged - should be 1.3 (x the right
side?) but is 1.8/1.9
His resting rate of respiration is about 35 breathes per minute and he
definitely is not in heart failure yet.
Today he was admitted for dental (had to have 4 teeth taken out, poor
boy) but has come home fighting fit, really hungry, and cheerful - so
Anyway it was just to let you all know that. I will try to post some
pictures of him too.
Oh yes re his meds, I persuaded the vet to take the aspirin dose down
to a quarter of a baby aspirin every 3 days (hurrah!) and he stays on
1ml of the betablocker (atenol).
He isn't on any of the supplements yet - can someone advise me which
is best, and where I source from (I am in the UK).
Katie and Doodle (and Smitten and Baby Pearl, my other two Orientals)