Re: [FH] Re: HCM cat's littermate now has murmur
- On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM, <elfinmyst@...> wrote:
>Clipsy didn't even get that, and she was the one who did have the HCM
> I am sorry to hear of Willow. As you know the only way to be sure is the
> ultrasound but if that's impossible at the moment you could ask for
> like fortekor to help with the heart.
diagnosis. Wonder why?
Anyway, what I'm wondering about with Willow is if it would be
potentially helpful, and if there are any associated risks, to give
him L-carnitine, CoQ10, and/or nattokinase. Any advice on those?
Jim Sinclair jisincla@...
- Hi Jim
Unfortunately I've no idea about the answer to this. CoQ has benefit for
heart cats but I`m not sure if it would harm non heart cats. Carnitine is
just an amino acid and should be fine. Nattokinase comes from natto which the
Japanese eat regularly. It dissolves clots which are present. Fortekor
seems a mild drug which hasn't harmed any of my heart cats and I have a few on
I sympathise. I have three brothers of one of my HCM cats. I watch them
carefully and although they are insured, I can't just have them scanned for
screening without symptoms as I can't afford the echo. I too wonder whould
they start COq just in case. It's a difficult choice, I hope someone else
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