Why wasn’t cardiomyopathy listed as an expensive pet condition?


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Our question this week was:

Hi Dr.Debra, I have several Maine Coons with cardiomyopathy. It is by far the most expensive disease I have treated in my pets. Even more than cancer. Why was it not listed as an expensive health issue?


Jay Wilson


Hi Jay – thanks for your email. I agree with you that feline cardiomyopathy can be a very expensive condition to treat. I went back and looked at that list – and it was not for the most COMMON and Expensive conditions. I think that cardiomyopathy is not as common as the other diseases listed.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.