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What symptoms does enlarged heart have in cats

A heart murmur that grows louder with exercise, and may be continuous.

Abnormal heart rhythms.

Breathing difficulties.

Loss of appetite.

Loss of balance.

Lanugo (fur loss) and dry skin.

How is enlarged heart diagnosed?

A complete physical examination of the cat to check for any other problems.

Blood tests to check for diseases of the heart and kidneys.

X-rays of the chest.

Treatment of enlarged heart

Blood tests to check for disease of the heart or kidneys.

If the heart murmur is continuous or worsening it is best to see your veterinarian.

Treatment for the cause of the enlarged heart.

Adrenal supplementation.

Drugs to lower the heart rate.

Surgery to correct the problem.

How do I prepare for enlarged heart

Using a heart rate monitor to keep an eye on your cat's heart rate.

Having a friend or family member watch your cat for any signs of illness.

What are the risks of enlarged heart?

Loss of consciousness.

Stroke.

Heart attack.

Death.

How can I prevent enlarged heart?

Make sure your cat receives regular veterinary exams.

Have your cat tested for heartworms.

Have your cat tested for diseases of the heart and kidneys.

Is enlarged heart curable?

Yes.

How can I best help my cat with enlarged heart?

Have your cat checked for other health problems.

Have your cat tested for heartworms and diseases of the heart and kidneys.

Keep your cat warm and dry.

Keep the cat indoors.

Keep the cat away from loud noises.

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