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Have an elderly dog in good health until recently..... She

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Hi Pearl, Have an elderly dog in good health until recently..... She had a episode of not being able to get up and my vet recommend me giving her 1.2 Mel's under skin of adequate. She had a second dose last Monday.... He noticed she had a heart murmur.....she had a cough that started about 3 weeks ago but has gotten much worse the past few days. This morning my husband said she "threw up" some phlegm that had red in it.....she just coughed up some phlegm with bright blood in it..... But she acts good In between ....
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Patches
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Patches?
Customer: No just worried
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. I would highly recommend getting her into your vet to get an x-ray of the chest. The blood in the phlegm causes concern for a pneumonia (sometimes may not show severe illness), pulmonary hypertension, emphysema, lung parasites (heartworms included) or tumors in the lung. It is possible for the blood to come from the trachea and mouth, but there could still be some major issues from that. Anything is possible, but it is unlikely to be due to the Adequan, considering that the cough started before then. I would be careful with injecting it under the skin. I have seen couple of dogs have really bad reactions (i.e.; granulomatous masses) from giving it that way. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. John

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