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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I have an older Boston female, over the last 3 or 4 weeks

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I have an older Boston female, over the last 3 or 4 weeks her stomach looks like she is 6 months pregnant, back legs are puff, labored breathing . No appetite, heart pounding
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Heidi. You appear to be describing an elderly Boston suffering from right-sided congestive heart failure. Her abdomen is effusive - full of fluid - and her hind legs are full of edema - fluid in the subcutaneous tissues. I'm afraid that Heidi is trouble and needs the attention of her vet at your earliest convenience. A diuretic, blood pressure reducer, and heart drug(s) can be very helpful in these patients. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** see our vet today. I should just owe $14.00 , right?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I'm pleased to hear that she'll be attended to shortly. I regret that I'm not privy to your financial obligation to the site. I'm only allowed to tell you that I receive a portion of your deposit if you rate positively. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.
Hi Ima,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Heidi. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin