Bengal and heart conditions

Carole NippardCarole Nippard Alexandria, OntarioMember Posts: 3
edited 18 December, 2012 in Bengal
My 3 month old bengal might have a heart condition. The first vet visit was fine but with his second shots the vet told me he might have a heart condition.:(( Anyone know if this is common for this breed? Now I have to wait till next month's visit to double check his condition. I'm so very worried


  • Carole NippardCarole Nippard Alexandria, OntarioMember Posts: 3
    edited 13 November, 2012
    Hi, The exact same thing happened to me on my second visit to the vet. She told my mom I might have a heart condition. When I returned a month later, she checked me out again but this time she found nothing wrong with my heart. The vet said they often hear a murmur in kittens but this usually clears up. Maybe this was told to your mommy at the time of your visit and like mine, everything after "heart condition".....she had a brain freeze! Praying to St Francis, the patron saint of animals |r|
  • Mona MarlowMona Marlow Member Posts: 49
    edited 14 November, 2012
    My Bengal had a heart murmur for 7 months before it cleared up. He's fine now. Don't worry about things you cannot change. It's makes sane people crazy.
  • Lisa SwansonLisa Swanson St. PaulMember Posts: 1
    edited 18 December, 2012
    Hello...sorry for the late post. Had the same trauma with my Bengal boy. Heart murmur was not gone buy 6 months for neutering. So...after a large amount of money to a vet cardiologist complete with blood tests, x-rays, echocardiograms and dopplers - the result is....that is just the way his heart is. No signs of any physical defects or diseases. Possibly caused by some extra ligatures in a valve which is not uncommon and does not pose any current or future health problems. But at least I know he does not have Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). So...all good in the end.
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