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  • Tanika Lafi
    Hi all, I came across this website while trying to research some of the meds my little Sesame is taking. Thought I should share.
    Message 1 of 4 , May 2, 2009
      Hi all,

      I came across this website while trying to research some of the meds my little Sesame is taking. Thought I should share.


      It has articles on medications, vitamin supplementation and lots of other useful information.

      Best Wishes,

      “Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things,
      man will not himself find peace.” Albert Schweitzer

      From: Westgold <westgold@...>
      To: Joni C. <joni_c@...>; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, May 1, 2009 3:08:25 PM
      Subject: Re: [FH] Brand New & in need of help

      Oh, he's so cute! Once you bring him home, he will be yours forever, you won't want to give him up. (I know, that's what heppened with me and Tigger Too.) But you will probably have something in your contract about being able to return him or exchange him for another kitten within a year if he proves to have any genetic problem. You might want to have something put into the contract to specifically cover the heart disease possibility. The breeder may be willing to pay half of the cost for the echo, or something like that. Have the parents been echoed to see if they have HCM? If they don't screen their breeders, they know there is a possibility of having kittens with HCM, and they are responsible. There is so much more HCM now because breeders choose to hide their heads in the sand and refuse to screen their breeders. If everybody screened, and then retired the cats who have HCM, then it would really start to disappear.

      Can anyone recommend a cardiologist in Ohio for Joni?

      thanks, Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Joni C.
      To: Westgold
      Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 5:42 PM
      Subject: Re: [FH] Brand New & in need of help

      Hi, Michelle,

      Thank you so much for your email :) I live in the USA in Ohio. We haven't gotten the kitty yet. We have a major decision to make. I already feel attached to him just from meeting him and seeing pics of him. I attached a pic of him.

      Tigger Too is an adorable name. All my best to you both.


      --- On Fri, 5/1/09, Westgold <westgold@interlog. com> wrote:

      From: Westgold <westgold@interlog. com>
      Subject: Re: [FH] Brand New & in need of help
      To: "Joni" <joni_c@yahoo. com>, feline-heart@ yahoogroups. com
      Date: Friday, May 1, 2009, 5:25 PM

      hi & welcome! Many kitten murmurs are totally benign, and they will disappear over time. Sometimes they don't disappear, but they're still benign.. The only way to tell if your kitty's murmur is a sign of heart disease is to do an echo cardiogram and ekg with a real cardiologist. I think that 6 months of age is a good time to have these tests done. If your kitty does have some heart disease, there are excellent medicines and supplements to help him. Heart disease is not an automatic death sentence. Many of us have cats who have been living with HCM or other heart issues for years and years. If he has it, and you start the meds early rather than later, he will do much better. Where do you live? Maybe someone can recommend a good cardiologist to you. Your own vet is NOT capable of doing a proper echo, even if he's taken a class in it. You need a real cardiologist in order to get the peoper diagnosis, and to give you the proper meds.

      take care -- Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto

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