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A question about rehoming cats - one of them has a could be temporary heart murmur

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wondering1101 Sun 16-Dec-18 14:19:31

Just been to see to lovely 4 month old kittens. They need to be rehomed together. Both are part of an abandoned litter and were covered in fleas - dehydrated - upset stomachs etc...

They are both a lot better but one has been left with what could be a temporary heart murmur - they will know at the 6 month check.

If it is not temporary - it might only affect him in much later life so would not be an issue.

So my question is - as a pre existing condition should I just not go ahead and adopt them because while I can afford pet insurance, I can’t afford to pay for vet bills myself.

Also - will the heart murmur stop the insurance from covering other things that might go wrong with the kitten?

Thanks a lot for your advice smile.

wondering1101 Sun 16-Dec-18 14:19:50

Two not to kittens!!

wondering1101 Sun 16-Dec-18 14:37:16

Any advice really appreciated smile.

Flower777 Sun 16-Dec-18 14:43:35

I would ring a pet insurance company and ask.

But also be aware that pet insurance doesn’t cover 100%. Pets can get quite expensive so just bear that in mind.

wondering1101 Sun 16-Dec-18 15:39:18


I rang the pet insurance company and they said they would cover for other things, and would hold off on covering for anything heart related for a year. Hoping that then the murmur is no longer there. Which according to my internet research does happen - it goes away quite often.

spiderplantsalad Sun 16-Dec-18 15:46:10

I adopted an elderly cat with a heart murmur and he had no issues with it at all.

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