Re: New (Kitty with RCM)
I am sorry to hear about your kitten. RCM is a different form of
cardiomyopathy and not one that any of my cats have so I can't offer advice on what
to do. The leaky valves I do have experience of and several of my cats
have those and don't need medication for it if it is mild. If it is with other
heart disease they do need medication.
Cats can live with CM for a long time, years in fact. It depends how
quickly it progresses but catching and treating it early seems to help to
stabilise it. Can I ask was it a cardiologist who diagnosed him or a regular vet?
I`m concerned he is on no medication, there are drugs to help relax the
heart and drugs to help RCM.
Cardiostrength seems to help all of my cats, but mine have HCM, HOCM and
holes in the hearts, so it may be you need different supplements. Keep an eye
on his breathing, over 30 at rest is sign for concern and I hope someone
with RCm replies soon.
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