Re:New member Ruby; old member, Judith
- Hi Judith and Ruby.
Ruby sounds gorgeous! A torbie white longhair is likely to be a pedigree
background as they are rare in domestics. This increases her chance of a heart
problem. I have a lot (too many) pedigrees and two have mitral regurgitation.
It seems to cause them no trouble and hasn't progressed over four years in
Toby. He has a repeat echo to keep an eye on it.
We do keep an eye on his weight. He doesn't take supplements apart from
cystaid for his urinary blocking. Chloe also has mild regurgitation and the
cardiologist was not concerned. Like your Ruby, it only shows under stress.
You could give her cardiostrength as a precaution. My symptomatic cats get
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- Ruby thanks you for the compliment. Truth is she's too adorable for
words. Doubt she has much pedigreed in her as you can find any color
combination you can dream of out on the streets of Israel. Although
there is a tendency of one of the more recent groups of immigrants to
not spay or neuter their cats and insist that they spend some time
outside. Trying to be diplomatic.
Thank you so much for the tip on Cardiostrength. I'm heading to the
States next month and have added it to my shopping list. Hope Ruby
likes it in her pill poppers as it is going to be difficult to just add
it to her food with 2 other cats. Will try to get her weight down a bit
but she is an erratic eater.