- Gail, Carol, and all,
My heart kitty, Popper, has been on Lovenox (.1ml 2x day) and baby
aspirin (81mg every third day) since he threw his second and most
recent clot on Labor Day.
Popper's clot (to his right front paw) did dissolve and he's been
doing extremely well since then. His heart problem is still there,
but the vet says it hasn't gotten any worse.
I have followed the threads about Nattokinase and asked our vet about
it, but she hasn't heard of it, so I've been taking the established
western medicine route since it seems to be working for Popper so
If anyone has any links to a good website about Nattokinase, please
share. Popper's vet is a veterinary internist who has treated a lot
of heart kitties and she would be interested in the science behind
Mary and kitty Popper
--- In email@example.com, "Carol" <carolroars@...> wrote:
> Hi Gail,
> Yes, it is. Here's some info on it from the manufacturer.
> You may be able to replace the aspirin and Lovenox with
> Nattokinase. When our angel Chris was on Heparin and aspirin, he
> was on the Heparin for only 10 days, then the aspirin, then after
> that, we switched to Nattokinase.
> You should find out from the vet/cardiologist how long she's
> supposed to be on the Lovenox, if it's a temporary thing or a for
> always thing.
> I didn't think you needed to give aspirin AND things like Heparin,
> Lovenox, Plavix, at the same time. Anyone else know about this?
> Giving both seems like too much to me.
> Carol and Snowball and the gang
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "galenarizona"
> <galenarizona@> wrote:
> > Just a quick, possibly naive question (sorry) - but is Lovenox a
> blood thinner?
> > Mommy is recovering from saddle thrombosis - Week 6
> > I was reading about the natto thinking I could replace the 1/4
> of aspirin every 3rd day with the natto - but I also read the
> about not taking it with other blood thinners.
After reading some of the posts on here regarding Nattokinase I have gotten the impression some people are not administering it daily but rather are keeping it on hand in case of a clot.
Romeo was participating in the on going study by Dr. Michelle on Nattokinase. I stopped participating in the study when Romeo did not take to the Nattokinase well at all. I switched to Bulouke (Lumbrokinase) which is stronger than nattokinase. I used Canada RNA Buluoke and Romeo never had another clot.
I would just like people to know that when Dr. Michelle's cat had thrown another clot she had not started the nattokinase on him yet. WHEN HE CLOTTED SHE HAD TO FORCE DOWN HIS THROAT OVER 27 NATTOKINASE PILLS IN A 10 MINUTE PERIOD.
So PLEASE BE AWARE...IF YOU ARE USING nattokinase it should be given everyday...DONT WAIT FOR A CLOT!!!!! YOU MAY NOT GET AS LUCKY AS DR. MICHELLE IN CLEARING THE CLOT...AND HOW UNCOMFORTABLE IT HAD TO HAVE BEEN FOR HER CAT TO HAVE OVER 27 nattokinase pills shoved down his throat.
I personally recommend lumbrokinase (Buluoke) over nattokinase daily