Good point, Lyn. There is a Taurine blood test that should be done to rule the deficiency out.
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [FH] New To Group with a Sweet DCM Boy...
I agree with the others, it's a matter of controlling the fluid with
diuretics. He may need a greater dose or a more frequent dose. If his breathing
is creeping up he needs more diuretic. The vet can also add a second
diuretic if needed called spironolactone.
I would advise vetmedin too. It's been a wonder for my cats.
I`m sure you know but DCM can be caused by taurine deficiency. If he is on
a normal complete catfood this shouldn't be an issue but I would consider
adding Cardiostrength (taurine, carnitine and CoQ) which is a supplement
suitable for cats.
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