Oz has been on Plavix since last June. He's done fine on it. he takes
1/4 of a pill each day. every drug on the market has a list of side
effects. There are some drugs I can't take while there may be someone
else who does OK with the same drugs. I trust Oz's cardiologist and that
she is doing the best she can for him. Without the drugs, we wouldn't
I do agree that the drugs are meant to help prevent the clots, doesn't
mean they won't. Until I joined this list, I had never heard of
nattokinase. Is that something widely used? Oz's cardiologist said at
his last visit that if the upped dosage of lasix doesn't do what they
hope, they will probably change around his meds at his visit in April. I
took him to my regular vet yesterday morning to get his kidney values
checked, and they're good. Even though his heart is very bad, he's
stabilized at the moment. We have to take each day as it comes.
> Hi Susan
> I am so sorry you are feeling confused over the clot prevention. Please
> don't question yourself on treatment. That's a natural part of
> grieving and
> there's always going to be 'what if'
> Trixi had a heart attack caused by an embolism early last year and takes
> plavix which has been very very successful. Josh had a brain embolism
> and he
> takes nattokinase. So I have cats taking both and neither have side
> and both have done well. No drug or supplement can ever stop clots, just
> help to prevent them. A clot is formed when the heart function isn't
> properly and some clots are large and whilst the plavix/Natto can help
> reduce risk, you can never know for sure.
> You did a wonderful job with Pye and have nothing whatsoever to blame
> yourself for. I use both drugs in two different beloved cats and
> assure you that
> both are effective but are not definite. A clot can depend on the other
> drugs given to help the heart function, blood pressure, kidney pressures..
> Aspirin made Trixi very ill, so she can't have that with the plavix. It's
> difficult to use drugs with cats as they often have problems with them
> toxic. Please be assured you did nothing wrong, and my thoughts and
> prayers are with you.
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