I think it was Callie Cat that had a murmur when she was 1st brought in
When she got here 3 weeks later my vet couldn't hear a murmur with her
hear one in Winky who was also very anemic and died in his sleep a few
When Callie crashed in just a few hours time I got her to the vet early
in the morning
and the 1st thing he said was she has a bad heart murmur....
When he drew blood he had a hard time because her supply of blood was
Blood test showed no kidney function...
I am wondering if the murmur can be related to the condition of the blood...
Did the vet do a blood test???.. Can it be an early warning of failure ???
Is the 3rd eye lid showing more than usual... I read somewhere that that
indicator of low blood count and I think all of mine that have passed
been an early indicator....
I wonder if a blood transfusion at an early stage would buy more quality
if done before a crash that must do damage to other internal organs...
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Sandy, did your vet tell you what grade the heart murmur is?
The Sphynx rescue list I am also on gets on the topic of heart murmurs
(I suppose it's a risk of the breed), most of the cats on that list with
doing really good though. You hear more about bad heart problems in Maine Coon
but you said your cat is a little black kitty (I assume short haired), so it's
probably not due to heredity (though there is a slight hereditary risk in
and British Shorthairs). There are medications they can prescribe for it if it
severe enough murmur. I don't think there's anything different about a murmur
FELV+ cat than in a negative cat.
Here are a few good websites on heart murmurs in cats (and things to watch out
and some resources for finding a specialist or cardiac veterinary program):
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