Re: RE:(Oreo/2nd opinion CRF & hypertrophic cardiomyopathy since 6wks old)
- No- CHF, that has been mentioned. they "state" after the echo-& I routinely got those througout his 15 years, that his heart has remained "unchainged", but that there is "suspect" of normal progression within a year out, thats what the ekg report states.
OK, so if I understand you correctly, if there's NO PROTEIN in the urine, there you don't think we need to use it, but if there IS protein in the urine, then it's good to add to ghis daily meds. ?
If thats the case, we aren't doing a repeat urinalysis for another 2.5 weeks. I can call her back & ask EXACTLY the reason we are using it, other than what she said that it "helps" to reduce the pressure on the kidneys...Again, "I" took the drug for MY blood pressure, lol, but other than that, Im glad you responded because I am a trying to stick by the rule that "less is more" on the medications end...I want to keep him off as many meds or lowest dosages possible for now...
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> Hi Susan
> Does your kitty have congestive heart failure as well? The only thing that sticks out to me about your post is the use of enalapril for renal disease. It should be used (IMO of course! but research agrees with me!) for cats and dogs with renal disease that causes protein loss (glomerulonephritis, usually). Cats rarely get this type of renal disease. Enalapril decreases renal perfusion (blood flow through the kidneys) so it's helpful if you have the type of renal disease that causes you to blow protein out, but it is not helpful for other types because the kidneys are getting a little less perfused. Does that make sense? In other words, the risk of using enalapril/benazepril with kidney disease should be outweighed by a positive benefit.