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Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?

Sorry. He is on vetmedin and enalapril. I am wanting to wean him off of vetmedin to give him a product from young at heart

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

He is just coughing more than he used to

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

Boo age 11

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

Boo

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?

He has an enlarged heart. That is what the 2 medicines are for.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I am sorry to hear your dog has heart disease. If he is coughing more, he may be getting fluid in his lungs, and it might be time to start him on a diuretic to help "dry out" his lungs.

It would be safe to use a homeopathic product like Young at Heart along with the enalapril and Vetmedin. I would not use it as a substitute for the Vetmedin. Vetmedin and enalapril are the first drugs to come along that actually extend life for dogs with heart disease, and if this were my own dog, I would not stop using them.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Heart disease is a progressive condition. We do not cure it yet. As the condition gets worse, we do have to add more medications, or adjust the dosages of current medications.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

How is Boo doing?

I did not hear back from you. Was this helpful? Please let me know if you have other questions.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
Hi Rusty,

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

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