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Experience:  Veterinarian at Lake Chatuge Animal Hospital
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15 year old beagle diagnosed with congestive heart failure 7

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15 year old beagle diagnosed with congestive heart failure 7 months ago. On Vetmedin (pimobendan) 1/2 10 MG 2X a day, Enalapril 10 M7G 1 X day, Lasix 1/2 50 MG 2 X day.
Did not accept daily dose today.
The dog was scooting on rugs so I gave him a shower & dried him. That seemed to help.
He later lost use of rear legs this afternoon. Vet Closed. Dog carried outside 8 pm and he had a BM & urinated.
He is resting on a quilt not accepting food /medicine or water and unable to stand or leave the quilt.
I feel that he is dying anything to do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Ola Barrett replied 1 year ago.

Hello I am Dr RB.. I am sorry to hear this.. Do you have a 24 hour emergency hospital or vet school teaching hospital near you? That would probably be best to see if they can stabilize him.. Congestive heart failure can lead to a period of decompensation so his medications may need to be adjusted.. If you aren't able to get him to an emergency clinic, he may pass away through the night... I would keep him calm and quiet in a warm place and let him know you are near by.. I am sorry he is feeling poorly..older dogs are such a blessing.

Expert:  Ola Barrett replied 1 year ago.
Hi Adam,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Ola Barrett