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Hypercard tablets are used to treat primary hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats. This is a condition which results in the heart becoming abnormally large and thickened. If patients are left untreated, the heart muscle gradually declines and the affected cat goes into heart failure. Hypercard acts to slow the heart down and allows the muscle to relax more. Blood vessels are opened up slightly, especially those supplying the heart. This improves the circulation of blood to the heart muscle, and makes it easier to pump blood around the body, reducing the work load on the heart muscle. Life span and quality of life are improved.
Hypercard side effects can include lethargy and anorexia, though these tend to pass in a few days as the patient gets used to the medication. A few cats will show vomiting or constipation, and possibly skin reactions and rashes. In a few cats the heart rate slows down too much and the blood pressure gets too low, so medication has to be stopped.
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For UK delivery, we charge the following:
Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.
For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.
We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.
Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.
Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.
Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.
To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.
*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.
Below are some recent questions we've received regarding HyperCard tablets for Cats, including answers from our team.
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Missed dose what to do?
Give a dose as soon as you can, then give the remaining doses for the day spread evenly through the rest of the day, as long as there is at least about 4 hours between each dose. If there is not time to do that, then just forget the missed dose and give the others as normal, it is unlikely to be serious
My cat is on these 3 times daily. Wat if I missed one day will it affect him.
It is not ideal to miss a day, but in fact cats are so difficult with tablets that this can often happen. It does not seem to be a problem to miss a day or so occasionally.
Does HyperCard have to be given on an empty stomach and how long before giving the meds do you have to starve?
There are no particular requirements with Hypercard regarding giving with or without food. The absorption of the drug from the gut is not affected by the presence or absence of food (unlike some drugs) so you can feed when you want. It is advised that Hypercard tablets are best swallowed whole though, which can be difficult with many cats.