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About every two months she goes through these coughing/hacking spells. Is this normal for dogs with CHF? We have tried EVERYTHING to help, but NOTHING works. I just want to know if she is suffering or in pain! The vet I'm going to just doesn't seem to know what she is doing. Of course nether do I so I really shouldn't be talking. I really want to take her to a different vet for a 2nd opinion but worried about the cost.
April 1 He filled with fluid in belly. I have on Vetmedin, Digoxin, Furosemide and benazepril. Lot of drugs for sure. After 1 month he has not filled with fluid again, very little coughing maybe 10 coughs in 30 days. It all started with him not feeling well back in dec last year. Took him to the vet and he prescribed Doxycyclene because he thought maybe Lyme. His hind legs were weak and he was in pain. After 1 week he was back to his self and we did a ten mile hike and he was fine.
She switched her from Enalapril to Benazepril, and continued the Lasix. Have been back a couple of times, and I keep asking if there's anything that can help her breathe better. She does not cough yet, but breathing is relatively rapid, and sometimes with some effort. Not panting, or open mouthed, just rapid and heavier than a normal dog. I know that the enlarged heart will affect her breathing, but I just wonder if there isn't some other med that might help ease that.
It makes me wonder if this breeder has ever experienced renal failure in any of the dogs that she uses for breeding, or if any of the puppies from any of her previous litters have been diagnosed with this? I would try to get him into a good vet shool hospital that is a reasonable driving distance from you. It could be something that can be surgically corrected, perhaps a congenital malformation of a tube or duct? WELL worth looking into.
Hi! My 14+ yo Jack Russell (6.4kg) is on Fortekor (Benazepril) for 7-8 yrs & recently is put on Lasix (1/4 tab twice a day) for 5 days but she's still coughing abt twice a day. Am waiting for the vet to call regd the adjusting of dosage. But she's still very active & keep asking for food esp from evening time.
It's wet food called A/D. It's easy to digest and is often used for dogs who have recently had surgery. One drawback is that most dogs love it and don't want to go back to their usual dog food. There are also dog foods for weight control, most of them come from the vet.
Extra fluids may help stabilize the kidneys, and help flush out some of the toxins that have accumulated. I know that some people have stated that after a kidney flush, their dogs seem to do worse...so discuss this "option" with your vet. In the meantime, I see that you have started SubQ's. That will be helpful, but it may take a few days to notice any difference.
This is probably age-onset kidney failure, which is sadly very common amongst dogs of this age. Much depends on how far advanced the kidney failure is. Has your vet explained how far advanced the kidney failure is? Has he said it is in the 4th stage, for example? If your best friend does not seem to be suffering, and is still eating normally, then there may well be quite a few things you can do to prolong his life - and more importantly, his quality of life.
Karla Attack Of The Killer Grains Part II In our last article we talked about how grains contribute to Struvite crystals in cats and dogs. Struvite crystals are common in normal urine and can cause infections in dogs. When the crystals are present in large amounts, they can form stones. Struvite crystals are almost always accompanied by bacteria that create a high alkaline pH. A pet fed a diet consisting of a high percent of grains or starch creates the high alkaline in the urine.
I take phenergan myself for constant nausea, and discovered late in the game that dogs can also take phenergan. It didn't work quite as well as the reglan, but at that point we tried anything we could get our hands on. Over the counter Dramamine for motion sickness can be tried as it is metabolized in the liver - got that info from an ER vet nearby.
-) BTW the meds almost always give the dogs diarrhea and at the very least, soft poop. We've also found that he improved when we did hover around him. I think we were freaking him out at first because he was used to us leaving him alone for a couple hours at a time so he could rest. This was really hard for me until I realized he got better when he was back on his normal routine. He does occasionally have an accident but it's normally after he's been sleeping for awhile.
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