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Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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My dog appears to have equal swelling on each side in

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Hey, my dog appears to have equal swelling on each side in between his front and back legs. He is 6 years old and has epilypsy and a heart murmur. he is keen to go for a walk and is pooing and urinating fine, but is equally keen to come back home which he never used to be so keen? It's nit a visible lump and when you stroke him you can feel swelling in each side.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?
Customer: He is taking epiphan for his epilypsy, sorry not sure how to spell it
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 5 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian, and would like to assist you. I will respond quickly after reviewing your question.

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 5 months ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

Because most things appear normal, this swelling may be edema caused by heart disease. This fluid is building up in this area due to gravity and can be a common manifestation of heart disease with fluid build up. This build up is causing him enough discomfort that he does not want to walk far and if this is caused by his heart decompensating, the heart disease is getting worse and may require medication at this point. I would strongly recommend that you have your vet examine your guy as soon as possible to rule out heart disease and other factors that could cause this such as an abscess growing in this area.

Does that make sense to you?

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Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Loretta