Re: [FH] Cat recently diagnosed with HCM: advice on treatment
- Dear Sherman's mom, you-didn't-give-your name...
I am so sorry you and Sherman must face this disease. You will find lots of excellent support here. The questions Lynn asked, I hope you can answer.
I have only one thing to add, you asked about Hawthorn...I have read several times [cannot remember where right now] that it is NOT good for cats or dogs with heart troubles...fine for humans, but not other animals. Don't risk using it, since there is some thoughts about it's dangers. CoQ10 30 mg, once or twice a day "daily" is a good supplement...I believe it's well worth trying to keep heart kitties on a natural high quality meat diet, and if at all possible restrict dry food.
From: shermanmurman40 <shermanmurman40@...>
To: feline-heart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sun, Dec 26, 2010 1:53 am
Subject: [FH] Cat recently diagnosed with HCM: advice on treatment
I am new to this cat forum. My maine coon cat, Sherman visited the vet for annual shots and a heart murmur was discovered. An ultrasound was done and Sherman is now diagnosed with HCM. The prognosis is pretty scary, and I noticed after the ultrasound, Sherman seems much weaker.
I had to leave for a week, so I had a cat sitter stop by and take care of him. Upon returning today, I noticed that Sherman's fur seems to be oily, and he seems to breathe faster when resting. Other then that, he is normal. I have been giving him hearty heart which contains hawthorn among other things, and also Co Q 10.
Does anyone have any other suggestions on what I should be giving him? Should I be worried about the oily fur and faster breathing? Has anyone had success with giving their cat hearty heart and Co q 10?
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks so much! I am getting scared for my son!
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