Question about Nattokinase for a little kitten with severe tricuspidal insufficiency
- Hello there,
since I know that there are people here with experiences concerning
Nattokinase, maybe there's someone who can help me?
My B litter ist 8 weeks and 2 days old now, and I haven't got much luck
... The two smallest died when they were only a few days old, Baskahegan
has a flat chest (X-ray and perhaps ultrasound will be done next Monday,
he's developing fine, but I want to know what he looks like "inside"), the
only girl Boon Gaia seems to be healthy, and Burke Rusty's strange heart
sound was first heard when he was less than 3 weeks old.
So yesterday we were at the cardiologist, and the result was devastating:
Severe tricuspidal valve insufficiency with regurgitation through the
whole atrium and swirls forming at the atrium wall. The right atrium
diameter ist 3 times as high as the left one (16 mm - 6 mm), so the atrium
would be even too big for an adult cat. The cardiologist was astonished
that you wouldn't guess anything if you looked at Burke Rusty. He plays
normally, is the biggest one of the litter, looks and behaves absolutely
healthy. Nevertheless we would need a not too small wonder to celebrate
his 1st birthday next year - the anomaly is simply tooooo severe ...
But of course I won't give him up before his heart gives up! He's been
getting his own special homeopathic treatment for about 6 weeks now, and
we'll continue that. Unfortunately there's no allopathic medication for
him, for they all work much more in the left part of the heart than in the
right part. The left side is normal now, and if I started giving him
medication, I would try to treat the right side while ruining the left
An enlarged right atrium with regurgitation and swirls does not induce
such a high thrombosis risk as if it was the left atrium, but nevertheless
the risk is higher than in a healthy cat. So my vet would not prescribe
Aspirin or somehting like that, but I wonder, if Nattokinase could be
helpful for my little boy.
Therefore I've now got some questions, maybe someone in the list has got
an answer for me?
1) Does anyone know the dosage for a kitten? Burke Rusty is 8 weeks and 2
days old now and weighs 1.2 kg, but is of course growing.
2) In the information that I can find in the internet I read that
Nattokinase works like an ACEI as well. Have you got experiences with
this? Can anyone tell me how much it lowers the blood pressure? Is it as
much as if I gave Enalapril or Benazepril or somehting like that? Or is it
less? Or "only" different? (And if different, then how?)
It would be great if anyone had answers to my questions for me! Burke
Rusty enjoys his life so much and I want to do everything I can to help
Thanks a lot for your help !!!
Bettina with 3 heart kitties ...