Kitten with heart Murmur
- Has any one had any experience with a young kitten having been born with what the vet feels/hears and thinks is a PDA? The kitten is 9 weeks of age and smaller than litter mates. At birth she was only 2oz. Other 2 kittens were 4 oz. my vet spoke to a Cardiologist who says it is unusual in kittens but has seen it in puppies.
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- Hi Sharon
I am sorry your kitten may have PDA, it is a congenital disorder in kittens
and unfortunately not rare. She certainly fits the symptoms with her size
and there is also a murmur the vat can hear. There is a blood vessel which
is in the wrong place and she needs surgery to close the extra blood
vessel. This can be done by a cardiologist or an animal hospital or university.
It can be diagnosed by an ultrasound and once surgery is complete, the
prognosis is excellent.
Please see this link for information.
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