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It is not unusual that at Daisy's age, there would be some form of Congestive Heart Failure after having been treated for heartworms that would show up as a cough and exercise intolerance. This will not, however, show up as a problem in mobility. This would relate more to arthritis or a neurologic problem caused by the interference with the nerve supply to Daisy's limbs from an unstable disc or extra bone development secondary to the arthritis. WE often will recommend aspirin at 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs to help decrease inflammation that would cause this. It is better to have your vet examine sweet Daisy to be sure and then your vet will prescribe the correct medication to help Daisy.Does that make sense to you?
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