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Bengal and heart conditions

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Member Since
09/18/2012
 
 
Purred: Tue Sep 18, '12 9:52am PST 
My 3 month old bengal might have a heart condition. The first vet visit was fine but with his second shots the vet told me he might have a heart condition.cry
Anyone know if this is common for this breed?
Now I have to wait till next month's visit to double check his condition.
I'm so very worried
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Benji (Ben)

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Purred: Tue Nov 13, '12 9:33am PST 
Hi,
The exact same thing happened to me on my second visit to the vet. She told my mom I might have a heart condition. When I returned a month later, she checked me out again but this time she found nothing wrong with my heart.
The vet said they often hear a murmur in kittens but this usually clears up.
Maybe this was told to your mommy at the time of your visit and like mine, everything after "heart condition".....she had a brain freeze!

Praying to St Francis, the patron saint of animals rainbow
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Hobbes

Look Into My- Eyes
 
 
Purred: Wed Nov 14, '12 3:44pm PST 
My Bengal had a heart murmur for 7 months before it cleared up. He's fine now.

Don't worry about things you cannot change. It's makes sane people crazy.
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Riddick

No Fear
 
 
Purred: Tue Dec 18, '12 7:58am PST 
Hello...sorry for the late post. Had the same trauma with my Bengal boy. Heart murmur was not gone buy 6 months for neutering. So...after a large amount of money to a vet cardiologist complete with blood tests, x-rays, echocardiograms and dopplers - the result is....that is just the way his heart is. No signs of any physical defects or diseases. Possibly caused by some extra ligatures in a valve which is not uncommon and does not pose any current or future health problems. But at least I know he does not have Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). So...all good in the end.
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