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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. With the breathing issues, it would probably help more to give him another dose of furosemide. That medication can be adjusted better to control clinical signs, assuming we are dealing with fluid buildup in the lungs. It will work faster and provide more help than benazepril if that is the case. Even if the it is more of a functional issue with the heart, increasing the benazepril at this time probably wouldn't help. Tramadol can be given every 8 hours if necessary. That will probably help calm him down more than Benadryl. Plus, I try to avoid Benadryl with dogs with heart problems. Antihistamines can have an effect on the heart. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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