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  • Westgold
    Here is another post from fanciershealth list -- ... From: Joyce Ellenbecker To: Westgold Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 11:59 AM Subject: Re: [FAN-H] Re:
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      Here is another post from fanciershealth list --
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Joyce Ellenbecker
      To: Westgold
      Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 11:59 AM
      Subject: Re: [FAN-H] Re: First case of cardio in 20 years of breeding...


      Of course you can forward it. I had a client whose vet said the cat had HCM, but cardiac echo, EKG, showed RCM. Which was a huge relief. I replaced the cat, even at 3 yrs. old, because the owners had spent a huge amount getting it diagnosed. Every vet is going to say it's HCM, because that is the most likly type. What if you sold
      a kitten to someone who then fed it dog food for a couple years? DCM comes from taurine deficiency. Taurine is added to cat food, it is not added to dog food. If you took the vets word for it, without a dignosis from a kitty cardiologist, you could throw away a whole breeding program for no reason.
      Joyce



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      From: Westgold <westgold@...>
      To: forestdolls <snopals@...>
      Sent: Sun, October 4, 2009 12:07:45 PM
      Subject: Re: [FAN-H] Re: First case of cardio in 20 years of breeding...


      hi -- very interesting post, may I forward it to feline-heart group? thanks
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: forestdolls
      To: fanciershealth@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 11:55 AM
      Subject: [FAN-H] Re: First case of cardio in 20 years of breeding...


      Encourage your client to have the condition diagnosed for sure. There are several types of cardiomyopathy. HCM is inheirted, the other types usually are NOT. The problem may be present at birth, which you have no control over. RCM is congential, but not considered inheirted. DCM is related to taurine deficency.
      One good site on the various types is:
      <http://www.fabcats org/breeders/ inherited_ disorders/ cardiovascular. php>

      If you don't have the type of cardiomyopathy diagnosed per cardiac echo etc. or at necropsy, you will never know if it was inheirted, aquired, or congential only.
      Joyce

      --- In fanciershealth@ yahoogroups. com, "Linda I" <Catalyst8@. ..> wrote:
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      > Geez, I just got off the phone with a distraught kitten buyer. She bought two kittens from us about a year and a half ago, and now one is in hospital with fluid in the lungs and a blood clot that's paralyzing the back legs. It sure sounds like cardiomyopathy to me, yet honestly, we've been small breeders of Ragdolls for 20 years and never had a case.





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