Re: [FH] Is there a link between the heart problem and sneezing ?
- Adriann said it very well. I can't improve on what she said except to say that I agree with her:
--- In email@example.com, "none271" <elegantzebra@...> wrote:
> My question is the subject line: Is there a link between the heart problem and sneezing in cats?
> Does this indicate a progression of heart disease?
The heart condition may be worsening, but that would be unrelated to the sneezing. If you haven't had your cat echo'd in the past two years, I'd do so anyway. Also, as your kitty with heart disease gets older, make sure you monitor for hyperthyroidism and for hypertension once yearly or more often if you have any concerns -- both of these conditions can put additional strain on the heart.
Hope this helps.
Lorie Huston, DVM
From: none271 <elegantzebra@...>
To: feline-heart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, Jan 31, 2011 2:35 pm
Subject: [FH] Is there a link between the heart problem and sneezing ?
My African Serval has a congential heart defect - mitral valve regurgitation. He is 8 years old. He has started sneezing the last couple of weeks. There are no other new symptoms, i.e. no discharge, etc. My question is the subject line: Is there a link between the heart problem and sneezing in cats? Does this indicate a progression of heart disease? My regular holistic vet has not a clue about this stuff.
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