Re: [FH] Trembling in cats with HCM
- View SourceMy cat was just diagnosed 6 weeks ago with a mixed CM and I've noticed the same thing in that his front right leg will occasionally tremble when he's in a sitting position getting ready to walk on it.
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From: ddvancleave2 <ddvancleave2@...>
Subject: [FH] Trembling in cats with HCM
Date: Friday, January 1, 2010, 2:44 PM
Has anyone ever experienced trembling in their cats with HCM? My cat recently started shaking and I'm wondering if this is part of HCM or a precursor to another episode of heart failure.
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- View SourceMy cat did not experience trembling with her HCM. At one point she did
develop muscle weakness due to long term use of furosemide which can
lead to depletion of potassium (K+) which can cause weakness. A blood test
will reveal potassium levels. Potassium supplementation is DANGEROUS
however, without monitoring blood K+ levels as too much potassium
can cause death. My vet was able to run a small panel in house that looked
at only a handful of electrolyte values (sodium, potassium, calcium)
rather than a full-scale screen.
The small panel ran $25-35.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ddvancleave2" <ddvancleave2@...> wrote:
> Has anyone ever experienced trembling in their cats with HCM? My cat recently started shaking and I'm wondering if this is part of HCM or a precursor to another episode of heart failure.