Heart disease symptoms dogs

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1139082 tn?1278166022 Was your dog not vaccinated against preventing Canine Lyme disease as a pup'?. Lyme disease symptoms are; Dogs will primarily show joint pain, perhaps fatigue and refusal to eat in early stages, further early symptoms include fever, lameness and muscle soreness, swollen glands and joints. They may cry when they move a certain way, or walk with a noticeable limp. It can be difficult to recognise in a dog and can advance into late stage Lyme disease which will affect the heart.
Avatar n tn I need to know something, I know Dogs have a high tolerance for pain. Is Buster in pain? Is this disease hurting him? This is my companion and I cannot bear the thought of my Guy in pain. Any information you can give would be greatly appreciated.
447939 tn?1235065543 hi guys, my friends father recently passed away, the coroner has said he had heart disease, both main valves were blocked and cut off the oxygen supply, he was 67 and walked his dogs approx 10 miles a day up until the day he died. his only symptoms were mild pain after eating or drinking wine but the pain was relieved by burping!!! he had been treated for high blood pressure from an early age which was under control.
Avatar n tn So if they go out in the garden they could catch it, its called french heart worm and its a parasite that gets in to the dogs heart and causes loads of problems including diarrhoea and foaming at the mouth. my dogs had it but i caught it early so i was lucky. my dogs are now on a spot on called advocate which is brilliant as it spots most parasites. Get them check for it its better to be safe than sorry.
Avatar n tn I have posted before and am still searching for the "smoking gun" in my heart disease. At age 54 I was diagnosed with severe blockage of LAD and first diagonal which was treated with CABG. This was a total shock to everyone familiar with me as I have a benign family history for heart disease, have been a heavy runner/bike racer for 30 years, and a non smoker, 130 LDL/60 HDL, and normal BP.
Avatar f tn I'm afraid I don't know a great deal about kidney disease in dogs. But there have been a number of very informative posts on here over the past few years....I'll see if I can hunt any down that might help you, and post back.
Avatar f tn If your dog is in one of the earlier stages of Kidney Disease, the Disease can be slowed down, and the symptoms can be managed. There are many reports of dogs surviving for several more months, to several more years. All dogs are different, and of course there are many variables involved. I have read many articles on the internet that will state that to die of Kidney Failure is a painless death. Some of these articles have gone so far as to call it a gentle death.
Avatar n tn I am going to be honest....you need a new vet. Period. If she has CHF Diuretic alone won't cut it. She needs Vetmedin or Enalapril or both. My dog is on those as well as Lasix (the diuretic). They should want to do an ECHO to find out more This sounds like a not legitimate vet. Coughing spells are a very common sign of CHF, perhaps the most common.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am so happy to find a forum on Cushing's Disease. My mixed breed Dachshound Yorkshire Terrier was diagnosed with this disease over a yr ago when she was only 6 years old. She had all the horrible symptoms of Cushings. We opted not to put her on any harsh meds and instead put her on Denosyl then Marin and finally Selegiline. She has been taking these meds for over a year and it has been amazing. Denosyl and Marin are over the counter and Selegeline is generic for Anapryl.
Avatar m tn Could you recommend something I can give her to help ease her symptoms. It is just breaking my heart to see her suffer like this. Her symptoms are panting, frequent drinking water, frequent urinating, large belly and loss of eyesight. I would appreciate any help with this. Thank you so much.
182884 tn?1259316506 I would tell you about my heart, but I went from one extreme to the other many times, and a few of the extreme highs and lows were detrimental to my entire body. Thyroid disease can cause heart problems and heart damage. Having thyroid disease after you have had heart damage is more complicated as well. You have to prevent further damage. It's not a death sentence. It's one more thing the Doctor (meaning you) has to stay on top of.
Avatar f tn About 2 months later I take him back the vet said he had auto immune disease. Started him on meds, at that time he had lymes too. He was put on atopica not predisone due to his mange history. Well I just brought him back now he was tested with mange again. 3 mites alone was found on his eye. Vet sent us with ivermectian injections. I was giving him he's a lab pit 1.5 mm of it he's 75 lbs. he started having tremors and foaming from the mouth. I was giving it daily and the dog did not like it.
1963554 tn?1325451090 I wonder why most routine vets dont seem to do enough to educate pet owners about kidney disease. This is as bad as cancer, lyme disease, heart worms, etc and most of us have never heard of it until we are told our pets only have a few months left. Hang in there Gracie, you gave Shaggy a life with lots of love and thats the most you have done.
Avatar m tn There are many possibilities for the sudden death, and as you know only a post mortum evaluation would give a definitive diagnosis. However, I can speculate. Coughing can occur from a variety of diseases such as heart disease or from severe acute anemia. There is a malignant type of cancer associated with blood vessels called hemangiosarcoma. This type of cancer can occur in almost any organ but most commonly in the spleen and the heart.
2186126 tn?1384961026 We also have 7 old cats, and one of them was just diagnosed with heart disease. They give you so much pleasure and love, but it is so hard in the end. I wish you luck with helping Sasha, shes a lucky dog to be so loved.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Everything you have said about symptoms are connected with the kidney disease. The lumps could be cancerous, but I have to say they may not be, because old dogs get lumps just like old humans. Sometimes they are cancerous, sometimes not. In a way, these are secondary to the kidney disease, which needs to be the priority for now. I am always surprised when vets put dogs with CKF on dry dog food. This really is not good.
Avatar n tn My little Maltese has Cushings Disease. He gained 6 pounds in a little over a month and drank and ate constantly. The vet put him on Lysodren - - and very little! He only gets 1/4 of a 500 mg pill twice a week and he has already dropped the weight and eats less and doesnt drink quite as much. One morning he had green gunk in one of his eyes and it was stuck together. I held him with a warm wet cloth over it and then it seemed OK.
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Avatar n tn Just tonight I was reading the posts and comments about dogs with Congestive heart failure and then we took our female Bassett (a rescue) to her vet for a 2 week followup. She had been diagnosed with CHF, just 13 days ago, she was put on arthritis meds, heart meds, water pill, and an antibiotic. With a "possible diagnosis" of CHF. Come on people, putting your dog out of their pain and misery, is the best thing you can do for them. I, was trying to be selfish, thinking of only myself.
Avatar f tn Dear Mzbethea, It is difficult to speculate, and I can't, about the exact reason for your dog's unfortunate death. I will say this: you are right, the diarrheal disease caused by the Parvovirus is usually quite evident. Dogs with "parvo" usually have severe diarrhea, often vomit, do not eat, become and remain dehydrated and many die.
Avatar f tn Can tacrolimus eye drops and Cyclosporine ointment cause cancer in dogs? My precious dog, baby and best friend was diagnosed just last week with Transitional Cell Carcinoma in his bladder. It is a rapid growing cancer. I am completely heartbroken and am wondering if there was something I could've done to prevent this. He has been on these two eye medications for about a year. His name is Duke and he is a beautiful tri-colored collie and is a little over 10 years old.
Avatar m tn I've been putting him also on supplements/vitamins that helps the heart pumps blood effectively. The vitamin has taurin in it that supposedly good for the heart. Always check with your vet before you administer the vitamins as different breeds react differently. I'm sorry that I can't be much more help.....As pet owners, we are dreading the time that we have to say goodbye to our beloved fury kids. Hang in there!
Avatar f tn This type of exercise, which uses large muscle groups, strengthens the lungs and heart. It also helps the body to use oxygen better and lowers your heart rate. It will improve breathing, because the heart won't have to work as hard during exercise, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Some examples of aerobic exercise are walking, bicycling, skating, water aerobics and low-impact aerobics. Stretching is an exercise that has several benefits for COPD.
Avatar f tn If you have gone to the other thread and read the posts, you will see what others have experienced with stage 4 Kidney Disease in their dogs. I can tell you, if the kidneys have stopped working, it will just be a matter of time before your dog becomes uremic. The body becomes poisoned by its own waste. Your dog will start to vomit more often, and as the acid starts to build up, ulcers will form in the gastrointestinal tract and in his mouth.
Avatar f tn Teeth chattering is also associated in dogs that are in some element of pain. And it could also be a neurological symptom. Dogs with kd in later stages suffer from a disruption of nerve tissues and can develop brain disorder too. I'm guessing you and Bailey are coming close to the end of your journey. This is so sad. But you have achieved such extraordinary things and have gained such a huge amount of time together.
Avatar f tn What advice for day-to-day management did your vet give you? What type of dog is he? Unfortunately, dogs with some heart conditions do not live very long. They often start with breathing difficulties (congestive heart failure setting in) and pass away more often within a year from diagnosis. I don't say this to worry you, just to prepare you for what may eventually happen. I am not familiar with 'Type 4 Heart Failure' as a medical term (I don't think we use it here in the UK).
1916673 tn?1420236870 This can result In low magnesium levels – and the same can happen when dogs with heart disease receive a diuretic, such as furosemide. High magnesium levels occur when the kidneys go into complete shut down. Above normal readings can also result from urinary tract blockages, Addison’s disease or the use of laxatives and supplements containing magnesium. MEAN CORPUSTULAR HEMAGLOBIN (MCH) (19.5 - 25.5 pg) This tests the amount of haemoglobin in each red blood cell as a sample average.
203342 tn?1328740807 1 reason was the cost but also because I talked to other owners of dogs with the disease who did give the meds and their dogs did OK till the end. I guess my thinking is that nothing is going to make it go away and as long as she was feeling OK her life was not too bad. Shasta also started drinking a lot of water but according to the vet she was at the borderline on this. She does urinate more often but has not had any accidents in the house.
Avatar f tn excitement....Fluid will show in an x ray of the lungs.....This would normally be for Senior Dogs...... Heart Disease is NOT a death sentence.....It's rather common in dogs! Dogs can live many ,many years on medications just like humans can.....Meds. to improve function of the heart & also lasix to clear fluid from the lungs......An EKG or ECG can detect what part of the heart is having a problem.....They usually run around $100.....Some Vets will suggest this test, some will not...