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Congestive Heart Failure In Cats

Cat Congestive Heart Failure

The job of a cat’s heart is to pump blood to its entire body. Any abnormality in the heart can decrease its ability to perform that task. When the function of the heart is compromised, fluid can accumulate in the lungs and other body cavities. This is what congestive heart failure is. Causes in Cats • If a cat is born with a congenital defect, it can lead to CHF • Any degeneration of the valves of the heart • • Cardiomyopathy, which is a disease…

Cat Hypertension

…leads to heart problems due to the fact that the heart has to work so much harder. If the left ventricle becomes hardened and enlarged, it can lead to congestive heart failure, which is oftentimes fatal.Treatment The first order of business is to treat the underlying medical problem that resulted in hypertension. Medications and procedures can be administered depending on which disease is the root cause. It is not uncommon for cats to be placed…

Heartworm

…immitis) that is spread via mosquitoes, heartworm can affect dogs, cats, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and even humans. Heartworm is a filarial which looks something like a thread which in its final reproductive stage lives in the heart of its host. Heartworm, left untreated, can be very serious as it can result in congestive heart failure and likely death. Heartworm can live in the heart for several years and treatment can be exhausting and very…

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