My dog has been coughing like he is trying to bring
my dog has been coughing like he is trying to bring something up but nothing is coming up.for about 30 min nowJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Casey and he is 9 yrs oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Casey?Customer: no
My dog is on enalapril 5mg for her enlarged heart. She has
My dog is on enalapril 5mg for her enlarged heart. She has been dry coughing on and off all day. I have medication she has been prescribed in the passes for dry coughing. One is butorphanol and one is temaril-P. I am wondering if I can give her the butorphanol to help her tonight or if it will not be good to take with her heart pill
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My dog is12 years old miniature pincher mix. He is having
my dog is12 years old miniature pincher mix. He is having issues with his back legs giving out on him. He stands at the steps and attempts to try and climb them but never gets his back legs up. He seems to be stiff sometimes. He is scared to walk on the hard wood floors at times and when he tries he falls down. I know he is old but is there anything I can do for him.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: no woundJA: How old is is12?Customer: 12 years oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about is12?Customer: he coughs a lot.
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My 8.5 lb, 13 year old Yorkie rescue is having heart
My 8.5 lb, 13 year old Yorkie rescue is having heart disease/COPD symptoms. He spent a day in the hospital with trouble breathing. He rallied after a dose of steroids. He is now taking temaril-p 1/2 tab, benazepril HCL 2.5 mg, and furosemide 10 mg. he also takes levocrine 0.1 mg a day for thyroid. He has been on meds for 3 days and his symptoms have worsened. He is struggling to breath. He is eating & drinking and is moving around, but the snorts and congestion is worse. What do I do? He has recovered from paralisis mid back disc issues, and has lost a lot of his sight and hearing. He is such a fighter, but I don't want to prolong his life if he is miserable. We adopted him @ 6 years old, but assume he is older.Poor guy. I would love an opinion or maybe I haven't allowed the meds time to work? He has been on low fat diet for 6 months.Thanks for your help.Worried human, Angela
Our 15 year old Chihuahua has a heart murmur - coughs all
HI - our 15 year old Chihuahua has a heart murmur - coughs all the time - was passing out before we upped his diuretic (Lasix) - he is also on Enalapril. He is eating and seems to have energy (still jumps up on the sofa and beds and goes on walks) but the constant coughing is breaking our hearts. I purchased some Young at Heart drops last week and am wondering what to do. Wean him off his regular meds and try the YAH or keep him on his regular meds and give him YAH at a lower dose (recommended by the YAH chat line if I keep him on his regular meds.) The person on the chat line actually sad that they would take him off his regular meds and see if the YAH worked by itself. What would you recommend? Any input would be appreciated. Thank you.
He has been diagnosed with pre-CHF. The medicine he was
Hi - He has been diagnosed with pre-CHF. The medicine he was prescribed (Vetmedin) has terrible side effects. His cardiologist said just reduce the dosage, but he is vomiting now. I need a better, safer alternative to help him. He will not continue to get this medication. The side effects actually list "sudden death". I have read magnesium and vit c (among other herbs and vitamins can help. But dosage is not listed. My dog is a 10 year old toy poodle who weighs apprx 15 lbs. he's been gaining weight since he was diagnosed. He also has a terrible cough /gagging that we can't seem to get under control. The cardiologist refuses to accept it's part of his heart condition.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your toy poodle eat anything unusual?Customer: He has stopped accepting his very expensive dog food (he was on fish & sweet potato kibble because he has multiple food allergies.JA: What is the toy poodle's name?Customer: Now he eats mostly low sodium homemade foods. His name is Max.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Max?Customer: He's had a few seizures in the past. He does not take medication for it and hasn't had one in some time now (over a year). And he's really cute and lovable unless he's on that medicine, then he's mean.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: ok
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She started coughing earlier today on and off, when she
She started coughing earlier today on and off, when she coughs, she "throws up" a white foam with liquid some of the time.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Coco, she's 3 years old, miniature/toy poodleJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Coco?Customer: The only thing out of the ordinary today, is they got into some grape tomatoes, no vines or stems etc, just the tomatoes. They also eat the acorns when they are outside. All my other dogs are fine.