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I recently took my cat to the vet and he got his regular
Hello! I recently took my cat to the vet and he got his regular shots and had a senior blood panel run. The vet called and said that his cardiac markers were slightly elevated and recommended a low so… read more
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We have a 6 year old female DSH with grade 4 heart murmur.
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Kelly Jones
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My cat has had a cough for 2 years. X-rays showed infection
My cat has had a cough for 2 years. X-rays showed infection which only partially cleared with doxycycline. He has had several courses, the last one for 6 weeks. He seems to do best while on steroids b… read more
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Its me again..can you look at this body xray and let me know
hi, its me again..can you look at this body xray and let me know if the bladder looks ok, not overly swollen? I worry if cyrstals blocked his urinehttp://www.asteris.com/clienttools/emailretrieval/?de… read more
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hi...My cat s only three years old and is having difficulty
hi...My cat s only three years old and is having difficulty breathing. this has been going on for about 3 months...I took her to the vet 2 and half months ago...he thought she had asthma and gave her … read more
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My 4 yr old cat has been diagnosed with irregular, fast heartbeat
My 4 yr old cat has been diagnosed with irregular, fast heartbeat and has fainted or goes limp in a few times this year. Once when she was running around, once when she had a bowel movement, and once … read more
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Hello,I have had my cat to a vet twice now,the first time they
Hello,I have had my cat to a vet twice now,the first time they did blood work and an x-ray.The x-ray showed the cat had an enlarged heart that was beating faster than normal,he was prescribed vetmedin… read more
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I have 2 ragdolls. (brothers). One of them was dry heaving
I have 2 ragdolls. (brothers). One of them was dry heaving for a week. Lethargic. On fri we took him to the vet after first diagnosis. she said it was HCM. A whole slew of test later, we still have to… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a male neutered British Shorthair that just turned 12
I have a male neutered British Shorthair that just turned 12 years old on August 2nd. From a very early age (when I brought hime home at 3 mos old) he has had a heart murmur. He has had several EKGs a… read more
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I noticed my one year old cat rapidly wheezing in spans of
I noticed my one year old cat rapidly wheezing in spans of 30 seconds about 3 months ago. I thought nothing of it, maybe she was asthmatic or had a hairball. But nothing ever came up.I get home from w… read more
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My cat seemed very healthy up until a few days ago when I noticed
My cat seemed very healthy up until a few days ago when I noticed his chest was pumping harder to breathe. His appetite was not there and he looked kind of glum. My cat Sparky is a 12-13 year old who … read more
Dr. Kara
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My cat was just diagnosedwith advanced HCM. She is almot a
My cat was just diagnosedwith advanced HCM. She is almot a year old. She does not show any outward symptoms, but the vet says that her heart rate is fast. Is there anythinh that I can do? The vet reco… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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medicine..ultra sound,blood work, everything came..kidney..cancerous
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Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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x rayed and his heart is sound but his lungs are a bit ighter
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I took my cat for dental surgery. While under anesthesia, he developed low BP and slowed breathing. The veterinarian thinks he may have cardio myopathy. The suggestion is for a cardiac specialist, how… read more
Dr. Christie
Dr. Christie
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Doctoral Degree
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I went to the vets last night..took xrays and blood work...lungs
I went to the vets last night and spent $450 and left with no answers. The took xrays and blood work. xtrays were vague because they said lungs were congested(sticky). The blood work didn't realy show… read more
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Doc Sara
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Doctoral Degree
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I have an 11yr. old short hair polydactyl cat. Actually I have
I have an 11yr. old short hair polydactyl cat. Actually I have two-they are twins. My vet has just told me that on listening to the cat's heart, she heard very irregular arrhymnia. Lungs are clear, te… read more
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Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat was recently diagnosed with HCM and is on enalapril
My cat was recently diagnosed with HCM and is on enalapril and lasix but still seems to be breathing hard sometimes. I sometimes think he's purring and then realize its his heart beating. I don't reme… read more
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