RE: [feline-heart] New Member
> -----Original Message-----Hello, Pat. Welcome to the "group"! I'm sorry to hear about your little
> From: PPerez5239@... [mailto:PPerez5239@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 7:34 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [feline-heart] New Member
> Hello to all. I have a white, blue-eyed cat named Princess who is
> deaf. She was diagnosed seven months ago with dilated cardiomyopathy.
> She is on Lasix, Enacard, Digitalis, baby aspirin, and taurine. She
> had an echocardiogram last week and they said she has lost more
> contractability in her heart muscle. The doctor said she should have
> been dead seven months ago. She is not ready to die yet, and seems
> pretty comfortable. I also started her on extra vitamins and COQ10.
> Does anybody have any other suggestions? She was not able to go up
> the stairs seven months ago, and had open mouth breathing. She now
> goes up the stairs and has not had any really labored breathing since
> she was put on the Digitalis and taurine. Thanks for any help or
girl's condition. But I'm so happy that you've been able to help her out
for these 7 months.
Our old boy, Lynx, also had DCM & is on Enacard & aspirin (I just started
him on taurine today, though the cardiologist said it was unlikely to make
Are you seeing a general vet or a feline cardiologist? Do they have any
idea why her heart is dilated?
> Pat Perez--
& Tabby (RB), Licorice, Tigger, Lynx
- Hi Dayna
I am sorry to hear of your poorly boy. There are medications which can help
and the two which come to mind are ACE inhibitors like fortekor and
pimobendan (vetmedin in the UK). I would take him for a repeat echo as soon as
possible to see how much progression his heart disease has and see what
medications would assist him. A cardiologist would be the best bet for expert
advice if he hasn't seen one.
If he has fluid on his lungs, a diuretic can help with that as well.
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