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My dog was just diagnoses with a mild to moderate left leaky

my dog was just diagnoses with a mild to moderate left leaky valve. and a tricuspid insufficiency in the right. (results from an Echo this morning, prompted by a heart murmur detected on Wed). He is only 4 years old. Is a shih-tzu. And the MD said that we are to bring him back in 9-12 months for another echo. My question is (of course I am panicked, as I worship my puppy)...when I asked the MD if this will reduce longevity, he said "most likely, yes"; but does that mean- within a few months/ years? will he reach double digits? or later in life? I am so upset. And just want some clarity. Thank you.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: No. his behavior is perfectly normal. he is happy. energetic. eats and drinks well. and his blood pressure is normal/ low.JA: Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page where you can book your 1:1 with the Veterinarian. I'll share everything we've discussed.

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My 4 pound 6 year old yorkie snores and snorts and there is

My 4 pound 6 year old yorkie snores and snorts and there is a really bad smell that seems to be deeper than just the breath. I really don't smell it until she starts the snoring and snorting.

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Boston Terrier puppy 3 1/2 weeks old being weened from

Boston Terrier puppy 3 1/2 weeks old being weened from mother first diagnosed with an enlarged esophagus. Barium swallow test was conducted and determined not to be.Symtoms: once done eating, it seems the dog is having the food repeat on him. Eventually it appears to be distressed, snorts, sneezes and fluid sometimes clear, sometimes white muicussy in nature appears in his nose. We have a suction ball which we use to clean the nostrils. He carries on like this for 10 to 15 minutes then gets very tired. Stools are solid, urine yellow yet strong in smell. Puppy has been dewormed. He was never a good feeder as a pup and is about half the size of his sibblings. Appears weak and wobley. My wife is feeding him a vet recommended puppy recovery food about every 2 to 3 hours, a thick consistency with little water. I think we are loosing the battle and are looking for other possible diagnosis. Thank you.

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My six year old Boston Terrier gags but doesn't throw up

My six year old Boston Bull Terrier gags but doesn't throw up anything when she drinks water. After a few minutes of it, she is fine. Why is she doing this

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Shih Tzu mix today my Abbie girl who is 9 years old has a

Shih Tzu mix today my Abbie girl who is 9 years old has a heart murmur , allergies , and a kind of cough snort. Has had 3 now episodes she just falls down on her side and pees and does not move. After about a min. she will get up and start walking. But seems tired for a bit. Took her to vet she is taking Benazepril 5mg 1/2 tab 2xday and Salix 12.5mg (Furosemide) ***** *****(###) ###-#### *****

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My 13 yr old Chihuahua started sneezing months ago. she is

my 13 yr old Chihuahua started sneezing months ago. she is basically a house dog. she uses wee wee pads. her chin hits the floor sometimes when she sneezes. she suffers from seizures. could this be related to that ?

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What happens when a dog snorts up a foxtail?

what happens when a dog snorts up a foxtail?

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Our Pomeranian is snorting, and honking, and seems to be

Our Pomeranian is snorting, and honking, and seems to be labored in breathing. This started 2 days ago but because of the holiday our vet is gone. He's worrying us and he won't see the vet until tomorrow morning. What can we do?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: No he's had issues like this before.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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My pug woke me up this morning with breathing troubles. They

My pug woke me up this morning with breathing troubles. They have let up a little but he is still laboring with trying to breath. What should I do? He was fine last night and wasn't having a seizure. He is 5 and not overweight.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?Customer: Louis and it isn't symptoms like his seizure episodesa. He is trying to breath.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Louis?Customer: He does cough often if axcited or trying to play. He acts like coughing up somethingJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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