Here we are talking about heart disease especially in purebred cats , which is heritable . This heart condition in which the heart muscle thickens , occurs in most cases from out of the blue and is very dangerous for the animal.
The heart muscle thickening causes the heart no longer fills up with enough blood. It is therefore extremely important to be animal HCM to let sound to diagnose early disease.
The symptoms of HCM are very difficult to see . Some of these are :
- slightly bluish mucous membranes
- a visibly accelerated heartbeat
- an accelerated respiratory rate
In the advanced stage :
- water retention in the body of the animal
- increased need for sleep and rest
- appetite and poor condition and declining enthusiasm should the animal demonstrate a vet and get tested for HCM
Treatment of HCM
Stress and great efforts are to be avoided , also is overweight then poison for the animal.
A cozy , quiet environment with low-fat , healthy diet is , therefore, together with the drug treatment by the vet the best way to allow the heart sick animal HCM despite a long, beautiful life.