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Re: [FH] New To Group with a Sweet DCM Boy...

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  • Laurie Stead
    Good point, Lyn.  There is a Taurine blood test that should be done to rule the deficiency out.  Laurie ________________________________ From:
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      Good point, Lyn.  There is a Taurine blood test that should be done to rule the deficiency out. 

      Laurie




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      From: "elfinmyst@..." <elfinmyst@...>
      To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:22 PM
      Subject: Re: [FH] New To Group with a Sweet DCM Boy...


       
      Hi

      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.

      Lyn:)

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