We took Eddi, our cat of 15yrs to the vet a couple of weeks ago for her checkup and 'program' anti flea injection. Whilst there, the vet told us that Eddi had a serious (3 on a scale of 1-5), heart murmur and that we needed to book her in for a raft of tests.
So, on Wednesday there, after £200 worth of tests, and one heartbreakingly pathetic little cat returned to us, we're told that she doesn't have a heart murmur, but her heartbeat is above average, and her blood pressure below average. This is apparently indicative of 'something'. The vet now wants to do more tests and wants to know if we wish to refer Eddi to a heart specialist.
Now I love my cat to bits, but she's 15yrs old and more importantly, she's a cat. She doesn't know what the hell is going on. She only knows that we've been taking her somewhere she doesn't like. So on Saturday, we're taking her back to the vet where she's to get her blood pressure and heartbeat measured again. Quite frankly though, unless the vet can convince me she's in pain and suffering, I'm taking her home there and then. I'll continue to take her to the vet's for checkups, but if she develops a heart problem that can't be treated by sneaking some pills into her Munchies, then as long as she's not suffering, I'll let her enjoy her last few years without the stress of any invasive procedures.