Sorry to hear about your cat, wish I had more time to
write, but on my way out, but just wanted to be sure
that you know, NO STEROIDS. It basically put my cat
over the edge and I believe that is what killed her forcing
her into really bad heart failure and damaging her heart.
The other ladies here can help you, that I know.
"Whoever wants to know something about me,
must observe my paintings carefully and try to
see in them what I am".
From: john <bmtndog2004@...
Sent: Wed, December 8, 2010 7:16:57 AM
Subject: [FH] my cat maya
I was told about this list after I posted this message to another feline
So maybe someone can share their experiences/advice with me.
I have a five year old female cat that came to me as the runt of her litter
(that's what I was told), at about 8 weeks old. I also have her sister, who is
the picture of good health. after a few weeks she started walking on her hock of
her right leg. Her hip drops when she walks. X-rays did not reveal any injury.
So for the past few years she sort of sticks to herself( i have 3 other cats),
and comes around for meals, and lately , to warm herself by the fire.
She always breathed "rough", that is ,her whole body would move in rhythm of her
breathing which is shallow and rapid. Once in a while she would start to hack up
what I assumed would be a hairball. I fed her food formulated for hairballs and
got an ointment from the vet to give her to help her pass it. It became a
routine thing with her. Back then she was seen by the vet, who was not alarmed.
Lately she does that hacking up throughout the day, so I took her in to the vet
Chest x-rays revealed an enlarged heart and fluid around her lungs. She was
given lasix and digoxin and scheduled for a follow up in 10 days.
Does any one have any experience they can share with a cat with this type of
condition? I honestly cant say this is sudden, She has always acted "off" since
day 1. Perhaps now its getting worse though.
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