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Heart Disease in Cats

7 Jul

Heart disease is called “the silent killer” in reference to humans because the symptoms are difficult to detect, though the disease is common. This is true in cats as well, complicated by the fact that cats tend to simply deal with symptoms so even observant owners don’t know they have the disease, or that it’s developed to a dangerous level.

Buckley was diagnosed with heart disease in February of 2007 and succumbed to the disease in November of 2008, so this is a topic close to my heart.A check up prior to dental surgery revealed a heart murmur, and a subsequent cardiac ultrasound showed that she had restrictive cardiomyopathy. As a res…

Coming in July on The Creative Cat

2 Jul

Mimi and the Fantastic Four joined my household in July, Namir and Lucy left in July, so it’s a time to celebrate many kitty lives and the knowledge and wisdom they’ve given me. July articles on The Creative Cat will cover an alphabet soup of FIP, HCM, CHF, kittens, old cats, artwork and alternatives to declawing, including how to clip your cat’s claws.

July brings the anniversary of many things feline-related—losses, rescues, births, new artwork, and I’m looking forward to sharing the stories and related articles and information.
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