April 2016 Issue

Heart Disease’s Often Undetected Signs

Weakness, rapid breathing, weight loss and lack of grooming can indicate hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

All cats face the risk of heart disease, from domestic shorthairs to prized rare breeds, but the signs can remain undetected for years before resulting in diminished or total loss of cardiac function. The challenge for owners is to be alert to subtle changes in their cats.

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