New to group - Questions about Tiger and I'm posting his latest blood test
- Hoping for some feedback from this group and the HyperT group regarding anything I can do to help Tiger. It's been a very sobering time lately but Tiger seems better than his prognosis would suggest.
The only thing I'm wondering is - he's sneezing a bit more than usual. I didn't know cats sneezed and wonder if it's any kind of indicator I should pay attention to. I also wonder is it's wise to add any of the
nutrients I got for him in the last weeks in addition to the meds he gets. Just to make things easy I'll repeat what he is getting:
methimazole 2.5mg 2x/day
furosemide (lasix) 12.5mg 1 whole and 1/2 tablet a day
Atenolol 1/4 of 6.25mg tablet 2x/day
1/4 aspirin 2x/week
my question is what help might this be? Or would they interfere with the prescription med?
I don't think I can make any mistakes with this but would like to help him as much as possible.
His appetite is fine and he is drinking (not booze...)
Thanks you and Hello all,
- Hi Greg
There is a lot you can do to help tiger. All of those supplements are fine
and are food supplements and won't affect his medications. The carnitine,
taurine and CoQ are all available in the Vetriscience cardiostrength that
mine took safely for years.
Sneezing can have a number of causes. Does he have runny eyes as well and
what colour is the snot? If green it means bacterial and he needs
antibiotics, if clear it may be viral. If it continues, I would get his upper teeth
checked as dental disease can cause sneezing as can something like a grass
seed stuck in the nose.
Hyperthyroid can cause secondary HCM so its good that is under control.
If there eis any wheezing in his chest then get him to the vet straight
away as infections reaching the lungs are more serious. Count his breaths and
learn what is normal at rest. Should be between 15 and 25ish per minute.
Over 30 caution, over 40 emergency. learn what looks and is normal for Tiger
then you cna see changes quickly.
I know I keep repeating this advice but Maxi last week had no increase in
breaths, no symptoms but a change in his breathing, he was drawing his ribs
in. A red flag, we took him to the cardiologist and he's had a heart
attack. It's SO important we know what is normal in number of breaths and how
they look to pick up changes quickly.
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