Is there any preventative treatment or medications for feline heart disease?

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My wife and I recently lost our cat to what we believe was a heart attack. To have a cat live with us for 8 years, then suddenly die without warning or symptom has been devastating. We want to get another kitten but are concerned the same thing might happen. From what I’ve read, it seems like it’s unavoidable and if your cat is predisposed to have the disease, there’s nothing that can be done. Is this the case? Any idea why this disease is so prevalent among cats?

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Asked on May 10, 2019 11:25 am
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I am sorry for your loss. Heart disease in cats can manifest as sudden loss. Regular check ups that include auscultation of the heart, chest radiographs, and lab work that includes Cardio BNP can help to keep on top of the situation. There are medications that can help treat feline heart disease if diagnosed early. Preventative treatment is not available.

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Posted by Dr. Gaylord Brown
Answered on May 11, 2019 9:15 pm
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