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My Maltese will be turning 11. He has a severe heart murmur

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My Maltese will be turning 11. He has a severe heart murmur and has been gasping for breathe and rolling on his side. This has happened about 6 times in the last 14 months. He also coughs when he drinks. I've had him to the emergency er twice in 5 months. Can you please give me your expert opinion about what is going on and what to do. Thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry to hear you are worried about Payton. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
Is he on any medication for his heart or the cough?
What did they tell you at the emergency clinic?
Have chest Xrays been taken?
This is an Info Request, to help me answer your questions about him.