Understanding What is Congestive Heart Failure in Cats

Congestive heart failure in cats is a condition where the heart is not able to pump blood effectively, leading to a buildup of fluid in the lungs, abdomen, or other parts of the body. It can be caused by various heart diseases or abnormalities.

Symptoms include difficulty breathing, decreased appetite, weight loss, and lethargy. Diagnosis is usually made through physical examinations, X-rays, and ultrasound of the heart.

Treatment often involves medications to improve heart function and remove excess fluid from the body. With proper management, cats with congestive heart failure can often live a good quality of life.

Last Updated on September 20, 2023

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