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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: HCM in Cats

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common type of heart disease in cats. HCM ("enlarged heart muscle disease") is an inherited disorder in which the muscular walls of the heart become abnormally thickened. HCM typically affects cats in the young adult years, between 1–5 years of age, although cases can emerge as early as 3 months or as late as 10 years. Learn more about HCM.

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Saddle Thrombus: Aortic Blood Clots in Cats

Saddle thrombus is also called aortic thromboembolism, and it is a well-known complication of heart diseases like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in cats. Not all cats with HCM will get a saddle thrombus. Learn more about aortic thromboembolism in cats.

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Hypothermia and Heatstroke in Cats

Information on the signs of heat stroke and hypothermia as well as ways to prevent and treat these conditions.

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Heart Disease in Cats

Information on heart disease in cats including the types of heart disease, signs and complications that can occur.

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Feline Hypertension

Hypertension occurs most commonly in older cats and is usually associated with another illness.

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Feline Cardiomyopathy

Information on Feline Cardiomyopathy and how to treat it.

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Heartworm Disease in Cats

Yes, cats can get heartworm disease, and it's serious and treatment options are limited—but it's completely preventable.

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Anemia in Cats

Anemia in cats is a condition in when there is a low red blood cell count or poorly functioning red blood cells.

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