Did the vet who prescribed the lasix hear a heart murmur? What was the reasoning for starting the lasix? Did they take any chest x-rays?
Yes. The vet (and every vet who listens to her heart for the last 5 years) has noticed a significant heart murmur. The vet discussed the possibility that her lungs may be filling with fluid in the night when she is still. Her heart was not x-rayed. However, we did a scan of her heart (I don't know exactly what type) but required going to a special facility about 5 year ago. The lasiks were meant to keep fluids moving in body. She coughs occasionally in the morning but coughing is not an everyday symptom. she often pants in the night and will move from room to room (temp in house around 76 degrees.)
Thank you. I should note that she has been on lasix for a few weeks. The increased water intake has been very notable and increasing for the last 6 months. I have not noticed frequent urination but she has access to outdoors and hasn't had an accident in the house more than 5 times in her life (our fault). I wanted to make sure that the lasix would not irritate the situation if she has cushings. thanks again for your help.