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Saturday 25th of November 2017

Dilated Cardiomyopathy - personal experiences

Dilated Cardiomyopathy experience by - Debi
Elizabeth City, NC

Hello, I have a 9yr female Himalayan that started with symtoms 8 weeks ago. I first thought she was trying to cough up a hairball. She was in destress I took her to the vet and the Doc told me her heart was enlarged and named many other problems that goes with this desease. He also gave me 4 meds to give. IF anyone has any experience with this Cardiomyophty,pleaase let me know. The doc said that this will only get worse. Iam so upset.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy experience by - Barry

"Sunny" our 10 year old rare orange female tabby had all of these symptoms. The vet showed us an x-ray which apparently showed an abdominal mass near the pancreas. We decided to have her put down. Perhaps she had cancer as well? The vet said that she saw no positive outcome.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy experience by - Midnight
Miami FL

Our cat had symptoms from this illness. He started acting strange a few days before, always resting on his coverlet at night instead of going out chasing animals in the garden. He was not eating as much either. We found him hiding in several unusual places, half lying on his side, as if he could not hold the typical cat resting position (curled) any more. His breathing was shallow. he did not react when we petted him. We found him lying on his side under a bush and rushed him to the vet. He was barely breathing, tried to raise his head to greet us but could not.his legs were limp. The vet tried to make his temperature rise--it was very low plus he tried to put up a fight when they got him out of his cage--but he died on the Xray table.I think he suffered quite a lot and I wish I had seen the signs earlier.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy experience by - judy
altus, ok

My cat Beautiful was fine Sat night playing with the next door neighbors dog. Do not know his age as I found him as a stray and broght him home. He was the King of the Hill had five girl cats to fight with. Had him neutered and all shots including feline leukemia when I brought him home. Anyways Sat night he started acting strange did not want to come in the house to eat or cuddle. Finally late Sat night I got him in the house and all he did was lay by me. Sunday breathing sounded worse. Still not eating. He was hiding out in weird places kept waking up to go look for him different spot each time. Got him to take water he took it without fighting I knew that was not good. So this morning I took him to the vet sais his temp was 96.5, and he had lost 2 lbs, which was amazing as he ate all the time. When I got home 5 minutes later received call from vet saying beau was coding, they gave him oxygen and a shot no luck, I told them to put him to sleep and cremate him. My animals will never end up in the dumpster. Am so sad, loved Beautiful.

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