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Wired hair doxie with heart murmur I was treating with Benzopril I stopped for awhile he was fine today he started to try and cough and now he is panting not coughing a lot I gave him 1/4 pill this am and now another 1/4 he is panting excessively and peeing a lot it’s Xmas day no vet around how should I treat him other than what I am doing.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?

14 years old Pepper he is not eating now or drinking I put a call into the vet no call back yet?

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Pepper

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Pepper?

No he was fine yesterday

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
DocPaul
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

The heart murmur does not, by itself, mean that the dog should be on Benazepril

Unless Pepper is in heart failure there is zero need to give that drug. In fact it can do more harm then good

So do not give it again

The coughing is likely not related to the heart at all

Any weight loss, inappetance, exercise intolerance?

Paul

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