Czadna, Beth is right, there is a great Yahoo group for cats with heart murmurs. The url is http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/feline-heart/ You really do need to have an echo done by a feline cardiologist. They can usually be found at the ag college in your state. Now, as far as the heart meds interacting with the leukemia meds, I don't know - you might have to have both vets talk.
Anyway, that group was immensely helpful to me when my MIssy was diagnosed with a heart murmur. Good luck, Kelley and Missy On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 7:40 PM, Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Heart murmurs can get worse with time. They might not require meds at > first but may later. Usually they have you go for an echocardiogram. My cat > was on 5 pills per day. I believe there is a Yahoo group for cats with this > condition. They may be more helpful than this list. > Beth > > > czadna sacarawicz <czadnasacaraw...@hotmail.com> wrote: > > > > >There is always so much going on with us and our beloveds plus comings & > leavings. > > > >I hesitate to interrupt but this is important to me - - to us. > > > >Pookashay was diagnosed with heart murmur in May 2010. Nothing was said > re: need for med. Different vet listened to in spring 2011. Nothing was > said re: murmur. Now same vet hears and wants to put on meds; wants > work-up. In what circumstances would you put on meds? > > > >Meaow is cat abandoned at TS which had abscess under jaw in October. had > treated; then neutered about 2 weeks later. now has intermittent fresh > blood in stool. stools are small & dark. no problems before. vet found > no coccidia or worms in stool sample. again vet wants to put on meds. > feed canned food. he wants to own me but keep caged in bedroom because > SPCA accepted him for their waiting list. fe leukemia cats are in main > part of small apartment. comments? he is negative; has been vaccinated. > a fighter & biter who is also very sweet. > > > >finally, Yahmuna is FIV cat which came to my door very, very sick last > Thanksgiving. SPCA accepted her in July for adoption center placement. > went to see her yesterday. very, very congested. on antibiotics. she is > their cat now. HOW CAN I HELP HER? > > > >thank you. > > > >czadna, Mama & Scrumptious & Luscious and Pookashay & Shallie Marie & > Harold & James (and Meaow and Piedy Sven and Hope & Rasha Boo and Lila Bea > - all on SPCA waiting list) > > > > > > > > > >m > >_______________________________________________ > >Felvtalk mailing list > >Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > >http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties stores and save a kitty life! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* Buy or renew magazines and help our kitties! http://www.magfundraising.com/rescuties Please help Trooper! http://rescuties.chipin.com/trooper "And it is the most divisive incivility to tell true animal lovers they can’t complain about it, that they can’t fight for the animals, that they should sit down and shut up and allow the killing to continue." - Nathan Winograd
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