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Heart Murmur in Cats: What It Is, Symptoms & Treatment

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Discover the silent concerns, signs, and treatments of heart murmurs in cats.

Unveiling Feline Heart Murmurs

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An abnormal blood flow in your feline’s heart can be detected through a stethoscope.

What’s a Heart Murmur in Cats?

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From soft whispers to loud vibrations, heart murmurs range from grade 1 to 6.

Grading Heart Murmurs

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Middle-aged and senior cats are more prone to heart murmurs, while congenital conditions affect the young.

Age & Heart Murmurs

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The longevity of a cat with a heart murmur depends on the underlying condition and proper treatment.

Life Expectancy

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Various factors, from congenital issues to age-related heart failure, can trigger heart murmurs.

Root Causes

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Watch out for signs like poor appetite, weight loss, lethargy, breathing problems, and pale gums.

Signs to Spot

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A vet listens for the characteristic whooshing sound with a stethoscope to diagnose a heart murmur.

Diagnosis Procedure

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Not all murmurs need treatment, but medication or monitoring may be necessary for others.

Treatment Options

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Even if no treatment is needed, regular vet visits are crucial for monitoring your cat’s condition.

Regular Check-ups

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Many cats with heart murmurs lead long, content lives with proper care and attention.

A Hopeful Outlook

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Contact your vet immediately and monitor for symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea.

Stay Vigilant

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