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Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Cats

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Optimal treatment for your pet requires a combination of home and professional veterinary care. Follow-up can be critical. Administer prescribed medications as directed and be certain to contact your veterinarian if you are experiencing problems treating your pet.

Following successful PDA closure, the initial follow-up is about 10 to 14 days later. In uncomplicated cases, no further follow up is required.

Referral to a veterinary cardiologist can be helpful in hard to diagnose cases or when there are questions about alternative treatment options.

If heart failure has occurred, follow-up care is critical.

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