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My dog has large heart murmur. He is having a hard time

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My dog has large heart murmur.
He is having a hard time breathing. It sounds rattely.
My vet gave me heart medicine to slow down the heart and Lasix to pull out water. Will this work fast enough to help him with his breathing?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is Rebecca; I am a veterinarian. Please give me a moment to type my answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry to hear about Monte's heart. If you look at his gums, are they pink in color or are they pale? What is the heart medicine your vet gave you?

Lasix usually does work quickly to remove fluid from the lungs. How much does Monte weigh, and how much Lasix is he getting?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 4 months ago.

If his gums are pale, or purple in color, this may be an emergency. He might need supplemental oxygen.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
10lbs and 12.5mg lasix
Heart med Enapril 2.5 mg
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
10 lb 12.5 mg lasix
Heart med enapril 2.5 mg
Expert:  Rebecca replied 4 months ago.

You can give 12.5 mg 3 times daily, or even 1 and 1/2 pills 3 time daily. Are his gums pink?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 4 months ago.

I have not heard back from you; I hope you were able to see my response. How is Monte doing?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 4 months ago.
Hi Tara,

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

Rebecca