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found out yesterday, my youngest Princess has a heart murmur :(

post #1 of 25
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Princess was neutered yesterday, & when the vet was checking her over, said she had a heart murmur, & that they got to keep an eye on her!
post #2 of 25
My Meeko has a 2/3 heart mumur.
I found out she had it when she almost died as a kitten.
She will be 9 in June.
Did the vet say what grade the murmur is?
They can do heart scans also.
My cat had them before.
post #3 of 25
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Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
My Meeko has a 2/3 heart mumur.
I found out she had it when she almost died as a kitten.
She will be 9 in June.
Did the vet say what grade the murmur is?
They can do heart scans also.
My cat had them before.
no, just said she had a slight heart murmur.
post #4 of 25
My grandmother's young cat has a murmur, and her vet recommended she see a feline cardiologist for it...I suspect that's pretty expensive though.
post #5 of 25
How old is she?
If she is a kitten she might grow out of it.
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by MissKalamata View Post
My grandmother's young cat has a murmur, and her vet recommended she see a feline cardiologist for it...I suspect that's pretty expensive though.
yeh i guess so, the vet said they're going to keep an eye on her, see her every so often.

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How old is she?
If she is a kitten she might grow out of it.
she's 1 the end of this month. it's stunted her growth, so she's small for her age, but other than that she's a healthy girl.
post #7 of 25
Many cats have heart murmurs and do just fine. Also, there are a variety of types of murmurs and if she is just a kitten, it may be benign and not bother her at all.

I would ask for more info so you know exactly what you are dealing with. Ask for a copy of the records and a more thorough explanation!
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Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
Many cats have heart murmurs and do just fine. Also, there are a variety of types of murmurs and if she is just a kitten, it may be benign and not bother her at all.

I would ask for more info so you know exactly what you are dealing with. Ask for a copy of the records and a more thorough explanation!
yeh thanks
post #9 of 25
If you are real worried you can ask for the heart test.
It is expensive but it might make you feel better.
Meeko had a grade 2 heat murmur when I found she had one so it got slightly worse but she is almost 9.
How much does your cat weigh?
My Oreo is only 5.12 pounds and her heart is tilted and not in the right place.
She has fcks and was half the size of the other kittens when I got her.
Amazing she does not have heart problems as far as we know.
Does your cat play a lot.
post #10 of 25
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If you are real worried you can ask for the heart test.
It is expensive but it might make you feel better.
Meeko had a grade 2 heat murmur when I found she had one so it got slightly worse but she is almost 9.
How much does your cat weigh?
My Oreo is only 5.12 pounds and her heart is tilted and not in the right place.
She has fcks and was half the size of the other kittens when I got her.
Amazing she does not have heart problems as far as we know.
Does your cat play a lot.
i'm not sure how much she weighs, they never weighed her which is rather odd.. yeh she's very playful & active, but she was the "runt" of the litter, i just thought that was due to the other kittens being greedy & pushing her out, as we had to part with Prince (her brother) because of it.
post #11 of 25
My Oreo was the runt also.
That is odd that the vet did not weigh her.
My cats get weighed every time they go to the vet.
post #12 of 25
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My Oreo was the runt also.
That is odd that the vet did not weigh her.
My cats get weighed every time they go to the vet.
i know, all they said was it's a slight murmur, & that they want to see her again soon.
post #13 of 25
Next time she goes to the vet have them weigh her.
post #14 of 25
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Next time she goes to the vet have them weigh her.
do they usually have to weigh cats before they're neutered? if so, none of my cats have been weighed.
post #15 of 25
I do not know if clinics weigh them but the vet does.
Sasha was spayed in Feb and she was weighed.
They took her temp and heart rate and everything.
All my cats were weighed before they were spayed.
Did you go to a clinic or vet?

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I do not know if clinics weigh them but the vet does.
Sasha was spayed in Feb and she was weighed.
They took her temp and heart rate and everything.
All my cats were weighed before they were spayed.
Did you go to a clinic or vet?

i went to a vet.
post #17 of 25
Does your vet do any vitals when you go there?
Next time ask them to listen to her heart and have them weigh her.
They also should check her mouth and ears and take her temperture.
My vet does it everytime we go.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by xLaydeexTaniax View Post
Princess was neutered yesterday, & when the vet was checking her over, said she had a heart murmur, & that they got to keep an eye on her!
{{hugs}}

Mistoflees has had one for years. Vet told me he had one at his last checkup, he's 17 years old

Cheryl
post #19 of 25
My Mom's cat had a heart murmur and she lived to a rip old age. She was on medication and they had to take her to the Cardiologist 2x a year. It is manageable, but the Cardiologist can be expensive.
post #20 of 25
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do they usually have to weigh cats before they're neutered? if so, none of my cats have been weighed.
All three of mine were weighed before their spays and neuter, but they always get weighed at their yearly checkups as well.

Was it a private vet or somewhere like the PDSA or The Blue Cross. Even so their always thorough anyway.
post #21 of 25
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Does your vet do any vitals when you go there?
Next time ask them to listen to her heart and have them weigh her.
They also should check her mouth and ears and take her temperture.
My vet does it everytime we go.
they listened to her heart, looked under her tail, checked inside her mouth & looked at her eyes, & her ears.

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{{hugs}}

Mistoflees has had one for years. Vet told me he had one at his last checkup, he's 17 years old

Cheryl
aww!

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Originally Posted by 2furbabies View Post
My Mom's cat had a heart murmur and she lived to a rip old age. She was on medication and they had to take her to the Cardiologist 2x a year. It is manageable, but the Cardiologist can be expensive.
i may look into this if need be, she's due back at the vets on the 5th.

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All three of mine were weighed before their spays and neuter, but they always get weighed at their yearly checkups as well.

Was it a private vet or somewhere like the PDSA or The Blue Cross. Even so their always thorough anyway.
private, it's my local vets.. where all my cats go.
post #22 of 25
You could weigh her yourself on a bathroom scale if you're curious. Weigh yourself first then pick up Princess and get back on.
post #23 of 25
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You could weigh her yourself on a bathroom scale if you're curious. Weigh yourself first then pick up Princess and get back on.
oh yeh thanks, a job for my boyfriend though as i can't walk lol.. but thanks for the idea.
post #24 of 25
You should demand that their weighed next time your at the vets. They should do that anyway so they can keep a check on their weight
post #25 of 25
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You should demand that their weighed next time your at the vets. They should do that anyway so they can keep a check on their weight
yeh i will do for sure.
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