Benazepril dogs

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Avatar n tn 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.
1916673 tn?1420236870 I agree, it would be much better if this User Group wasn't needed, but as this dreadful disease affects one in every three dogs over the age of 12 yrs, I think it very much is needed - and people here are very supportive and kind hearted, despite their experiences and losses. Thank you for joining us.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn It really depends on why your vet put her on Benazepril? Is it for diagnosed high blood pressure - or is it to help the kidneys function better through increased blood flow? Benazepril is a good drug for either, but if it is merely to help the kidneys (in other words, if your dog does not already have high blood pressure), then extreme caution is needed.
Avatar m tn Plavix is an unusual medication in dogs. Are you aware of why your vet prescribed this? If not, please ask. If it is for glomerular disease, then it is not the best medication. Studies suggest plain aspirin is actually slightly safer. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker and typically given for blood pressure or another circulatory condition. It is also used to assist kidney failure, by improving blood flow.
Avatar f tn 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.
1916673 tn?1420236870 I became proactive and consulted with a veterinary nutritionist at Ohio State University. It was she who said CKD dogs are often hypertensive. So then I went back to my vet, requested a BP reading, and found Mandy's systolic BP at 173 was high. Mandy was then put on Enalapril. Much has happened since then. Disappointed with the vet I had been using for 28 years, I changed local vets. Additionally, I consulted with two other out-of-town vets who practice integrative medicine.
Avatar f tn Then he had the test results and the Vet prescribed Hills G/D dry food for senior dogs, an Omega 3 capsule (600mg), Aminavast (300mg twice a day) and Benazepril (10 mg) to decrease stress on the organs and kidney. Since being on this routine, only approx 5 days, he is drinking heavily, urinating constantly and he eats very little, leaving most of the food in his bowl, hating the prescription diet food. How can I know this is the best solution?
Avatar f tn Dry dog food (including prescription dogs foods) are best avoided, as they can dehydrate dogs, which is the last thing you want at this stage. Canned kd food is better, Hills kd for example, as this contains 80% water and is a good way of helping rehydrate and flush toxins. Water at home is best given as Filtered from either a faucet filter or bottled. This has less chemicals in it and is devoid of sodium, so easier for the kidneys to deal with. That's probably enough for now.
7588673 tn?1392306334 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.
Avatar m tn I would suggest swapping it for Benazepril (ACE Inhibitor), or adding it to the Amlopidine (needs a vet to consider this combination). Creatinine at 4.1 is high. Is it still at 4.1 now? Two days of fluids probably aren't enough. In such circumstances, I would want a minimum of 3 days IV fluids, and possibly 5days if improvements were not satisfactory. The fluids flush out the toxins, which is important as otherwise, they start damaging the kidneys, and then the kidney issues deteriorate.
Avatar m tn There's lots you can do to help prolong life and improve quality of life, though it's never a predictable journey. Did your vet check blood pressure - if not, it needs doing. 90%+ of dogs with kidney failure also have high blood pressure, and that can increase the deterioration rate of kidney failure. Treatment is a must in such circumstances. Again, let me know the result and I will suggest the best medication.
17566731 tn?1457907522 The best blood pressure medication for kidney failure dogs is Benazepril. Please encourage your vet to prescribe it and then check blood pressure each week to see if it has any effect. If it does not seem to be bring blood pressure down (or not enough), then a Calcium Channel Blocker should be added to the Benazepril. Blood numbers needed include: Creatinine, BUN, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, sodium, and sodium potassium ratio if given.
Avatar m tn I've been reading about CHF and other cardiac issues in dogs and this is my thinking, too. Maggie has an appointment with her vet this week. In the meantime, I'm watching her very closely. I've halved her usual food (concerned regarding sodium content and fluid retention) - and I've supplemented with a bone and vegetable broth - while also keeping track of her breathing rate. She's not in any distress - it's not fluctuating abnormally.
14801663 tn?1436791766 While it is very effective, it also has some unwelcome side effects for kidney failure dogs, which is nausea. Obviously, if a dog already has nausea, giving Omeprazole (with the rare but possible side effect of nausea), will just exacerbate the problem. I think it's worth trying for a few days, but if it doesn't seem to be having the desired effect, it's best to go back to the vet and try something else.
Avatar m tn From that day forward, she was receiving Azodyl(2Xperday), Epakitin(2Xperday), MSM @ 3000Mg(3Xperday), Gemfibrozil @300Mg/day(For Her Triglyceride problem), Benazepril @15Mg(2Xperday), Pepsid AC @1/day, Probiotic Powder @ 1Packet/day, PetTab Vitamins @ 2Xperday, Royal Canine or Purina Canned or Dry Prescribed Kidney food............She lived another 3.8 years.
203342 tn?1328740807 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.
Avatar m tn My dog (a beautiful Chihuahua) had it and received Furosemide, Vetmedin and Benazepril. Furosemide made her stomach really upset, but I mixed the Furosemide with yoghurt (lactose free) and a pet Probiotic, this combination did not upset her stomach. I recommend that you consider these supplements for heart support: - Ubiquinol (CoQ10) for pets by Dr.
1466631 tn?1286343624 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.
Avatar f tn I am of the firm belief her kidney and bowel issues have been a direct cause of the Metacalm. Many dogs benefit from its use but there a some dogs who's life can be put in peril because of it and the owners are not warned of the consequences until its too late! Is there anything I could or should be doing for my wee friend that at the moment I'm not? Thanks for reading if you made it to the end of the post.
Avatar f tn On balance, I would say it is too early in the research to use this form of treatment on most dogs with late stage kd - although it has some merit in some very dire cases.
6839387 tn?1385681693 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 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.
4500180 tn?1360090730 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.
Avatar f tn I'm guessing they did a blood pressure check prior to surgery, but it would be appropriate to have this re-done now. High blood pressure is very common in kd dogs and s detrimental to kidney failure. Medication is advised to correct the blood pressure - and to help improve blood flow through the kidneys. Talk to your vet when you can. Do you have the blood results? If so, please look for the phosphorus level. If you don't have a copy, ask your vet about it. Okay.
670955 tn?1226601500 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.
Avatar f tn Although steroids can help a more healthy dog with poor appetite, they should not be given to kidney failure dogs. They have potentially life-threatening side effects, which include liver and kidney failure.
Avatar f tn 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.
661200 tn?1225486613 -) 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.