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My cat's heart looks like its beating out of his chest. My…

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My cat's heart looks...

My cat's heart looks like its beating out of his chest

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your cat?

My cat's heart is beating very very hard visibly so and easily detectable by hand as well he is just lying here

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your cat seem to hurt?

He is sleeping not in pain however I can see his heart beating through his fur and it is beating so roughly I can feel it with my hand when I touch him

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your cat. What is the cat's name and age?

Maurice

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Maurice?

He is 3 years now

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maurice?

He has athma

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
DocPaul
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Hi.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here.

I am sorry to have to recommend this but he needs to be examined.

We can not take a chance that this is cardiomyopathy

Are you able to take him to the veterinarian now?

Paul

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