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25 April 2016 @ 09:38 pm
My family crest should be an ostrich with its head in the sand.  
... with the motto ignoratio beatitudo est

I'm worried about Harry. I know that his breed is predisposed to cardiomyopathy, and I know his breeder said that all her cats are tested, but he gets tired out so quickly, and sometimes when he's lying down his sides are heaving so quickly, much quicker than my other cats (and yes, I know their hearts beat faster than ours). And then today after a game of "chase the laser pointer" he was panting, and it wasn't that hot. I am studiously avoiding looking up cardio in cats; I've come across it before, when I was still breeding Birmans, as it lurked in their lines, but I.Just. Don't. Want. To. Know.

He's nearly due for his next vaccination. I think, when I take him for his needle, I'll have to ask for an Xray. But I don't want to.



Life imitating art:
 photo Still Life With Cat 4 450 x 600_zpsoc8utqin.jpg

And just chillin' with my son's Birman cat Pickle

 photo Harry and pickle 600 x 337_zpsf5w1lgnt.jpg
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miwahni: Cats BIrmanmiwahni on April 27th, 2016 11:00 am (UTC)
I'd like to think he's just hot, especially as he's so big - my Birmans all have big coats, too, and none of them pant, and that's why it worries me. Still, trying to remind myself that cardio usually manifests when the cat is under anesthetic for the first time ie when being desexed, and Harry was desexed 11 months ago and got through just fine.