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heart murmur

  1. StacyM

    New sphynx owner with ♥️ Murmur

    Hi guys- I’m a new owner of a sphynx kitten. She is 4 month old and when I had taken her into The Cat Doctor I was told she had a heart murmur. She told me not to worry but come back in a month to have her listen again. We went back and it’s still there. Her records say it’s a 3/6. I am...
  2. S

    Excited about my new kitten but I need a little reassurance

    Hi everyone, I’m Sara and I’m new to the group. I’m getting my first sphynx kitten this week and I’m so excited! The breeder took him in for his health certificate the other day. She told me he got one but the vet said he has a grade 1 heart murmur. He’s 4 months old. She’s offered me the...
  3. saffwolf

    HCM

    Hi everyone! Yesterday we found out little ducky has a heart murmur We have just moved to a new vets and they are much more knowledgeable on the breed than our previous vets. The vets didn't say too much about it other than that they would keep an eye on it. Does anyone know of anything I can...
  4. eldellemonache

    Concerned about a potential heart murmur...

    Hi, SphynxLair! Two weeks ago, all of my hopes were answered - I had been put into contact with a distant acquaintance that needed to re-home his 8-year-old Sphynx, Gaston. Gaston was bought as a gift by an ex-boyfriend, and had been consistently been in good health. This acquaintance needed...
  5. PicklesBenito

    My baby girl Pickles, HCM :(

    Wednesday morning I woke up before my alarm went off. In my sleep I sensed Pickles laying limp & lethargic, she has been battling HCM and had a large hole in her left ventricle for a couple years. She was taking 4 different medications twice a day for a while now. At her last scan the...
  6. gladysh

    Heart Murmur

    The worst thing to hear is that your vet found a heart murmur that wasn't there 6 months ago. From 1-6 , 6 being the worst she gave him a 4. I almost lost it and started to cry. Unfortunately, in the economic situation that we are now we can't take him to a specialist. So our vet told us she's...
  7. PicklesBenito

    Hi!! I'm New, Have 2! Baby girl has HCM

    Hi!! My husband and I have two beautiful bald babies, Benito is our 3 year old white boy and Pickles is his two year old tabby sister. She is also the sweetest silly cute thing you have ever seen. They travel everywhere with us and I couldn't even imagine spending a night without them, as you...
  8. Elaina

    Poorly kitten.

    Hi all, I'm really sad. Poor Gabbi is only 6 months and has a series of issues. I actually think she had her cat flu symptoms from when we viewed and brought her home. She only sneezed once upon viewing so I assumed that is was nothing to worry about. I did view her on two occasions and she did...
  9. Lady Godiva

    Should I take Lady Godiva to...

    Should I take Lady Godiva for a Heart Scan. I adopted her over a month ago, she has had three vet checks and has been spayed and is fine and they are not hearing any murmurs or anything, although, I know you can't always detect that just from listening. She is around 2 years old and very...
  10. morganjeanne33

    my 5 month old boy has a heart murmur.. any insight?

    I just went to the vet to get my new 5 month old boy checked out (my first sphynx) ... vet found a heart murmur and recommends that i see a cardiologist. I set up an appointment for next week but i'm still very concerned and anxious and would like to see if anyone has had any similar situations...
  11. Nofuratu

    Good news about heart murmurs and HCM

    Some of you know we have cats with HCM... We just took Count Von Count for his 2nd echocardiogram, a year after his diagnosis. He has been on the minimum dose of Atenolol once a day for a year now and his echo results were great news! His HCM has stayed completely the same! No enlargement or...
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