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 Post subject: Kitten Heart Murmur
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:03 pm 
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So took my two kitties to the vet for their injections today. We got told that Merlin our silver boy has a very slight heart murmur. We were told not to worry too much as it may just be something he has as a kitten and out grows it. Has anyone else been through this with their kitties? I really hope it isn't anything to worry about. We're back in the vets in 3 weeks for another jag & check up.


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 Post subject: Re: Kitten Heart Murmur
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:28 pm 
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Ahyup. My little 15 week female, Suri, was diagnosed with a heart murmur this week as well. Its low grade, and the vet advised she cannot determine how it may progress. It may correct itself as Suri grows, or it could worsen. We will continue to monitor it during visits. If it shows signs of worsening, then an EKG will need to be done to see what the true issue is.


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 Post subject: Re: Kitten Heart Murmur
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:43 pm 
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Hopefully both kitties out grow it, really wasn't expecting any bad news. Let me know how you get on with Suri.


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 Post subject: Re: Kitten Heart Murmur
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:41 pm 
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Awww they are both so beautiful.

I've heard that heart murmurs are quite common in Bengals so hope it's nothing to worry too much about.

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 Post subject: Re: Kitten Heart Murmur
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:24 pm 
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My Raiden is 8 years old and has had a Grade 2 heart murmur all his life. They are quite common in bengals due to the limited gene pool in the very early generations. Hopefully the grade will not change or may actually disappear. Raiden acts like a perfectly healthy bengal and the heart murmur doesn't slow him down at all. The vet monitors it every time we go there and your vets will as well. Your bengals can run, jump, play ...... in fact I usually don't even think about the heart murmur.


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