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Cat AntiCoagulants

About Cat AntiCoagulants

Anticoagulant therapy has a role in the prevention of blood clot formation in patients that are at high risk. In this case, the treatment is often a low dose taken by mouth every three to four days. The most commonly prescribed anticoagulant is aspirin, for cats diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. An ultra-low dose is given, because of the feline’s inability to break up aspirin and it persisting for a long time in the system. Typically 81 mg per cat is given every three days. The use of soluble aspirin helps to reduce the risk of gastric ulceration, as does giving the medication with food. Treatment should be stopped if the cat vomits or has diarrhea.


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