RE: [feline-heart] cardiomyopathy & kidney disease
- Welcome to the list, though I wish you didn't need to be here.
As far as I'm concerned, you are more than welcome to participate as you see
fit. I have no idea how similar the treatments for cats & ferrets are, but
as long as you speak tp your vet before doing anything, I would think this
list could be benefecial.
As far as treating cardiomypoathy & CRF, you will find many people on this
list doing just that. I hope their advice is helpful for you & your furry
Please keep us informed ....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Celia [mailto:cjclinki@...]
> Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2000 12:15 AM
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> Subject: [feline-heart] cardiomyopathy & kidney disease
> Hi, I just discovered this list a few minutes ago! But, I have to be
> honest--I don't have a cat, but a ferret. While I've also discovered
> a list for ferrets with cardiomyopathy, it's quite a bit smaller and
> I feel I may find more help here initially. Is this okay? I'm
> very "quiet", and won't "clog" up your list with ferret stuff, I
> promise! I know ferrets aren't cats, but there are similarities in
> the medical conditions.
> So--does anyone have any experience treating for cardiomyopathy and
> kidney disease? My girl has had kidney disease for maybe 6 months
> now, and it has been well managed with sub-cutaneous fluids every
> other day or so. Now she has just been diagnosed with hypertrophic
> cardiomyopathy! Her belly is distended with fluid, and she is
> lethargic and uncomfortable. She just started diltiazem for the
> heart. (Anyone else take this?) My vet did not want to give her
> lasix because of her kidneys. And I have to keep giving her fluids.
> (although he said I could give slightly less volume of fluids, or
> slightly less frequently). I really feel like I'm stuck here. She
> hates getting fluids more than ever--and no wonder! Has anyone else
> had this particular combination of problems? I'd really appreciate
> any comments at all! Thanks!
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