My kitty is 1 years old and was just told that my kitty has a mild to moderate heart murmur, should i get another opinion since I last took her to the vet 6 months ago? She never had one when she was a kitten, and at this time I can't afford to get anything done for another month or so, what should i do? she's always running around with her sister and jumping on everything. she has a lot of energy..what can cause a heart murmur?
If she has already been spayed than her heart was already up to the task of helping her survive a routine, but serious surgery.
Having a heart murmur is not a death sentence, and is often just an incidental finding. It would be best, however to eventually have an echocardiogram to determine if her heart requires heart medication to perform normally. Many heart murmurs are innocent (not serious) and require no medication.
Heart medication's are usually quite effective, if necessary, are not expensive, and your cat should be able to have a normal life, when treated.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.