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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-14-2006, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone help?My 9 Month tabby has got a heart murmur and has gone from being a lively kitten to a depressed flumpy mog. Is this life threatening ? I need to cheer him up as he is looking soo unhappy!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-14-2006, 08:53 AM
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I'm assuming a vet told you your cat has a heart murmur. There's a whole range of severity of heart murmurs. Indeed, there's a whole range of interpreting heart sounds as murmurs. You should discuss the implications of the diagnosis with your vet. Only he/she knows what they are. Many cats live a normal life with that diagnosis. And discuss your cat's behavior change. There's a good possibility it has nothing to do with the heart murmur.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-14-2006, 11:43 PM
 
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There are medications to help your cat feel better. He may be filling up with fluid which will zap his energy. A simple diuretic and a medication to help the heart pump more efficiently will help him feel better. Any vet should be able to make an accurate diagnosis with ultra sound and blood work.
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