My vet recommended it for my mild hyperthyroid cat. Just wondered if anybody here has had any experience with it.
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6/28/07 at 11:58am
In Spot's case, the echo indicated that his HCM was idiopathic--not caused by the hyperthyroidism. I'm sure that having a sped-up metabolism exacerbated the problem, but for him, it wasn't the cause and it may have progressed on its own even if we had cured the thyroid aspect.
I'm not really sure. The cardiologist report states, "The findings suggest mild hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This process may be idiopathic in Spot's case because the thyroid disease has been controlled for several months." I'm guessing that because the murmur advanced even while his thyroid levels were stable, they felt it could have another cause. I would suggest that heart murmurs should be investigated and monitored whenever it is possible because there are medications that can slow or stop the progression of heart disease. My biggest regret with Spot is that I did not remember to take him back for a follow-up echo to monitor his heart. If I had, we would have seen his condition beginning to worsen (heart disease is often silent otherwise) and we may have been able to get him on medications to less then strain on his heart.