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Re: DCM in a six month old cat

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  • janie
    It to me is worse on a younger cat than older. Do not give up and keep spirits up. I think you did not say what meds she is on. With DCM she needs medicine
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 10, 2010
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      It to me is worse on a younger cat than older. Do not give up and keep
      spirits up. I think you did not say what meds she is on. With DCM she
      needs medicine like beta blockers and something to help with the
      fluid. Take a blood test to check the levels taurine or if she is
      deficient. I would think it would be tricky but they would have to
      adjust the heart meds as he grows. I myself have DCM so I can relate.
      He will tire easier than a regular kitten and you have to keep him out
      of real cold and humidity in the summer. But he can live. Make sure he
      is on heart meds. I would take him to a heart specialist or consult or
      a vet school. Best of luck with your little baby.Janie
    • Ray & Gail Eder
      HI We have a research project for HCM in Siamese and Orientals going in New Zealand but 2 cats which were included in the project had post mortems which showed
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 10, 2010
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        HI

        We have a research project for HCM in Siamese and Orientals going in New
        Zealand but 2 cats which were included in the project had post mortems which
        showed DCM though both were feed premium foods as they were stud cats. One
        of these was very young and the other, 3 or 4 yrs old, was his father. These
        seem to represent another genetic condition as they appeared to be unable to
        process the taurine they were getting. Leslie Lyons at UC Davis is also
        involved with this research and she may be interested in hearing about your
        cat. Can I suggest you email her or get your vet to do it.



        Regards

        Gail Eder





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