Up until a week ago my dog had an undiagnosed heart condition but no symptoms.
He's also been having seizures for a few years (not requiring medication).
He went in last Friday for a totally unrelated health issue.
The vets administered a specific sedative indicated for epileptic dogs (don't know which).
They did not check/hear his heart before the shot, or did anything else so as to not stress him.
During the examination (under sedation) X-rays revealed an elarged heart & fluid accumulation in lungs.
They asked me if he experienced any of the MVD/CHF symptoms... I said none, ever!
Also, his blood pressure was so lowered (was told due to the drug) that they struggled for more than 30 minutes to draw blood from 4 different places.
They prescribed diuretics & ACE inhibitors which we started the following day.
They woke him up & I brought him home.
He now has all the symptoms... all of them... for an entire week getting progressively worse...
He even started coughing/hacking/gagging today :(
1) Does that mean the end is near??
2) Could the sedative agent of choice have caused to preexisting valve disease to advance to heart failure?
3) Is it possible for fluid accumulation to appear in less than an hour (time it took from sedationg to X-ray's)?
4) Is it possible that the medications are causing all these symptoms??
He was just fine a week ago!!!!!!!! He was his usual self walking in the clinic a week ago but not coming out...
I know heart enlargement doesn't happen overnight but his symptoms did!
Help me understand...