Re: [FH] Introducing Bobo
- Wish you had visited us a while ago then! You might have picked up on
the symptoms earlier adn then maybe he would only be on one med. :)
So maybe we should prepare for more activity, this could get ugly.
He's already a terror and master of mayhem! Who knows what might
happen if he gets more active...
--- In feline-heart@y..., Susan <somnamblst@y...> wrote:
> > The weird thing about our situation, and the reason
> > we were so very
> > shocked by the diagnosis is that Bobo seems
> > perfectly healthy, went to the vet
> > for a routine checkup and he found a heart murmur.
> > Next day Bobo went
> > to the cardiologist and they found severe heart
> > disease.
> My cat is only 18 months and if not for my previous
> experience with a young cat with HCM, I may not have
> been so sensitive to possible symptoms. My vet called
> this early diagnosis "true preventative medicine". I
> had to ignore a GP vet and make my own request for an
> echo. Even though Rudy was very active before
> diagnosis, I can tell that he is more active since
> starting Atenolol and has completely stopped laying on
> his sternum. I am thankful that my vet chose Atenolol
> and a 1x daily regimen. His attitude was to not saddle
> an owner with 2x dosing unless it was apparent the cat
> needed it. I also got the impression that Atenolol is
> inexpensive compared to other drugs.
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