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Heart disease in your cat Owner Factsheet

Heart disease is increasingly common in cats probably because their average life expectancy has increased due to improved veterinary care. Some heart defects may be present from birth but only show symptoms as the cat gets older. Other diseases develop later in life as a result of the effects of ageing or damage to the heart. The most common heart disease which develops later in life is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

How does the heart work?

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What causes heart disease?

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What type of heart disease does my cat have?

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How do I know if my cat has heart disease?

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How will my vet know if my cat has heart disease?

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Will my cat get better?

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Can heart disease be treated?

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How long will my cat live?

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