Coughing dog heart murmur

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Avatar m tn As for the heart murmur, the treatment depends on exactly what type of heart defect is causing the murmur. Since your vet predicted that the dog would start coughing, and the dog has in fact started coughing, I take it that it is not a benign murmur. In my nonprofessional opinion, most likely the murmur is due to valve disease, and the cough is a symptom of congestive heart failure.
Avatar n tn I had a chihuhahua that had a heart murmur for 10 years died at the age of 17 due to old age and other problems not heart.
Avatar n tn Vets are stuck on the idea that my dog has congestive heart failure because of a heart murmur and enlarged heart. But he was diagnosed with that heart murmur and enlarged heart 8 years earlier. No coughing until the last 2 months. Also, antibiotics would have little to no effect on congestive heart failure. Dog gets much better with antibiotic but it comes back after the pills run out. This is getting ridiculously expensive. Nearly $1K in vet bills over the last 40 days.
1402901 tn?1283134912 Our dog has been diagnosed with a heart murmur. The vet said it's getting worse. She's about 5 or 6 pounds overweight and we only take her for short walks now. Her legs tremble quite a bit now and then. Other than low-salt diet and medication - what can we do for her? Thanks for your time!
Avatar n tn Took to vet he said could be kennel cough and put him on doxycycline but also said he heard a heart like murmur. The vet did say that the heart could have sounded like that cause of the dog not feeling well if it was kennel cough and/or being anxious. How did I have a vibrant healthy eating dog one day and a sick one the next. His appetite seems still to be ok. He just wants to eat anything else except his dry food at this time.
147803 tn?1234399660 She said she thought Max has an echo or possibly a small heart murmur. 2 weeks later I went to get his 2nd shots...same thing happened. She said that she cannot say for sure if it was a murmur or an echo, but if it was a murmur, then he would likely outgrow it. 4 weeks later i took him to a different vet to get his last shots and that vet said Max had a grade 6 murmur and was going to die, possibly of sudden death. I was shocked...going from possibly nothing, to a HUGE deadly murmur.
Avatar f tn Our dog was diagnosed with CHF and a grade V heart murmur. She is 11, almost 12 years old. She had a couple of fainting episodes within a week that the vet said would happen from time to time. After adjusting her meds she was much better. Now about a month later, she started coughing and had another episode. It wasn't nearly as long, but I can't help but panic. We also noticed that lately she holds her urine until someone comes home.
Avatar m tn If your dog was born with this murmur it may just be what is called an innocent murmur and will be benign. As your dog ages, all muscles in the body may become less toned. This reduction in tone includes the heart. The murmur may increase with age. Your best bet for prognosis is to eventually have a cardiac workup including echocardiogram, EKG, chest X-Rays, and bloodwork. Heart medications, if necessary are very effective and some can even help to prevent further deterioration.
Avatar m tn He had his walk but did not eat his b/fast. The vet said he had a heart murmur and gave him an injection and tablets. I went back at 5.30 pm because he was not getting any better, he gave him 2 more injections and told me to come back next day. I was so worried I asked the vet if he was dying, he assured me there were no signs at all that he was going to die. A few hours later Tommy died.
Avatar n tn The more active the dog is, the more tired he is going to get. The most severe risk for a dog with a heart murmur is undergoing any kind of surgical procedure (other, of course, than one to correct the defect in the heart if it is determined to be possible) and having to be put under anesthesia. As long as they don't have to be anesthetized, many dogs with a grade 6 have lived to ripe old ages, but again, it's important to try to limit their physical activity.
Avatar m tn My large CO (about 10 stone ) dog had been diagnosed with a heart murmur. I thought I would lose him just before Christmas. The vet gave him Benefortin. He is much better now but I would like to know if anyone has had experience with natural remedies?. I know drugs have their place but I find they usually cure one thing and cause another. Has anyone any suggestions please?
Avatar m tn I have a 13-1/2 year old, female Boston Terrier. I the last year or two our vet said she has a heart murmur. It started as a '1', and recently was a '3' on a scale of 1-6... but the last visit for her annual a month ago, had not gotten any worse. 3 nights ago when people came to the house, and she got excited (as she always does), her legs went out from under her, she slumped to the ground and peed. After that seemed fine. Then last night, she did it again.
Avatar m tn Hello All, Just looking for some advice regarding dogs with congestive/chronic heart failure. My 18 year old yorkie/maltese mix has a lot of issues going on right now. He had a small heart murmur last year and upon exam 3 weeks ago the vet said his murmur has become very loud. So we did some blood work and x-ray. On the x-ray we could see his heart was enlarged, trachea collapsed, and pulmonary congestion (edema?). This murmur is caused by a mitral valve issue, forget the exact name though.
Avatar f tn He examined me and was concerned about the sound of my heart and said he heart what was a systolic heart murmur. He sent me for a chest X-ray, which I have had and am awaiting results. The cough has improved a little after four days of antibiotics but it's still wheezy and it hurts/aches to take in deep breaths on the right side of back just under my shoulder blades. So, I'm turning into a hypochondriac. Anyone know what this is???? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar f tn Did your vet happen to mention which parts of the heart were enlarged (right, left, generalized cardiomegaly?) Heart murmurs can definitely progress to failure and should be carefully monitored every 6-12 months if the patient is not clinical. They can stay the same grade for the rest of the animal's life as well.
Avatar m tn Dog is 1.5 y/o un-neutered male German Spaniel. Dog was a rescue dog from a local shelter who clearly had not been seen by a vet before adoption. Dog was seriously underweight at adoption (< 15kg against normal of 20-22kg). At the first post-adoption checkup (ca. 15 Dec 09) at our normal vet, she found a prominent murmur. X-rays showed a hugely enlarged heart. Diuretics were started pending an appointment with a veterinary cardiologist.
1667287 tn?1303306546 OK, For starters, for any Senior Dog IMO, you DO need to rule out Heart Problems....The xray will not only show the heart, but also the lungs...This is important.... With Heart Disease, the weak heart cannot pump as well...Fluid builds into the lungs causing the cough..The cough is usually MOIST like they're choking on congestion...Actually, they are...The cough is worse in the mornings & during periods of running, playing & excitement....Fluid will show in an xray.....
Avatar m tn Went to the vet today for routine exam. My dog was said to have a heart murmur. Now, this dog gets severe anxiety at the vet, her heart races and she shakes uncontrollably. Doing my own research, I read a heart murmur in animals can be caused from blood rapidly flowing through the heart.. excited animals etc. I have never seen this veterinarian before, and honestly each time I have had an exam on my dog it is someone new.
Avatar n tn Have you had her heart checked by the vet... coughing is a symptom of heart disease ... but would be rare in a puppy ...but something to check anyway just in case...
Avatar f tn my dog went on to live until 12 years and had to be put down for other reasons, even though her heart disease did progress. With the right meds, your dog can go on and live a happy full life. Please let us know what happens.
996946 tn?1503249112 My dog has a hx of heart murmur. As he aged he developed cough also. Began enalapril and lasix (diuretic) for congestive heart. It has helped but I think contributed to kidney issues. Difficult balance. Discuss both with your vet and get labs please to check kidney function to ensure his tolerance of meds and minimize dosage if possible. Good luck.
Avatar f tn There are forms of heart and lung disease that can go undetected because there is no heart murmur, and no unusual sounds when the chest is ausculted, and no abnormalities are visible on X-Rays. Some of these diseases can only be discovered with an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound). Did your vet do preanesthetic chest X-Rays, or blood work? Even if your vet had, the X-Rays could have been normal a month ago.