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Cats hold a special place in our hearts, so it’s important that we take care of theirs.

Heart disease in cats is more common than you may think.

Cat Facts
  • The most common heart
    disease found in cats is
    hypertrophic
    cardiomyopathy.*
  • As many as 1 in 6
    cats are at risk of
    heart disease.*
  • Heart disease can affect
    cats at any age. It has
    been seen in kittens only
    a few months of age
    and cats over
    the age of 10.*
  • All cats are at risk for
    heart disease, but some
    breeds are more at
    risk than others.*
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  • A cat’s heart normally
    beats between 120 and
    220 times per minute.*
  • Cats can smell with
    an additional organ called
    the Jacobson’s organ,
    located in the upper
    surface of the mouth.*
  • Neutering a cat extends
    its life span by two
    or three years.*
  • 10 human years translate
    to approximately 56 cat
    years. A 1-year-old cat
    is similar in age to a
    15-year-old human.*
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* See references

Early intervention is helpful for people with heart disease—and it’s a good thing for your cat, too. Learning more about your pet’s disease and working closely with your veterinarian can improve the quality of your cat’s life.

Your cat depends on you. Learn how to protect and care for your cat’s heart.

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