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Enlarged heart

MM3

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one of the doc's that attended to kitty called me this evening. She said she wanted to go over the X-ray. Continued concern about the dark shadow that remains a mystery. In addition kitty has an enlarged heart. The doc requested info from the breeder to see if any others related have heart disease. Contacting Chris cutting edge cats is not a possibility. Cardio gram ($400 )has been recommended. FEED BACK PLEASE.
 

Brigitte Cowell

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Get the cardiac ultrasound done for peace of mind. You need to know what is going on there.

I don't know of heart disease with that breeder but his cats do seem to have Bengal heritage by looks and there are lines of Bengal carrying HCM.

What I do know is that early diagnosis is key...you can give your cat many more years of quality life with medication and monitoring of the condition. My very first Savannah was diagnosed with a heart defect at 18 months of age, he was not supposed to make 2 years of age. But he lived until over 12 years of age, and it was lymphoma in the end that got him.
 

MM3

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Get the cardiac ultrasound done for peace of mind. You need to know what is going on there.

I don't know of heart disease with that breeder but his cats do seem to have Bengal heritage by looks and there are lines of Bengal carrying HCM.

What I do know is that early diagnosis is key...you can give your cat many more years of quality life with medication and monitoring of the condition. My very first Savannah was diagnosed with a heart defect at 18 months of age, he was not supposed to make 2 years of age. But he lived until over 12 years of age, and it was lymphoma in the end that got him.
Will schedule it, thank you for your input.
 

MM3

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red heart="WitchyWoman, post: 96145, member: 45"]Hugs MM3. Keeping you in my thoughts and sending healing karma your way.[/quote]
Many thanksred heart
 

Patti

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I'm not sure where you are located, but sometimes you can find an HCM clinic that will do a basic echocardiogram for you. I've missed or forgotten - where is the shadow?
 
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