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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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I was just looking up the best diet for a senior dog with

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Hi. I was just looking up the best diet for a senior dog with congestive heart failure. She's doing well, and sees a cardiologist (on a great medication regimen), but she's been having progressive muscle wasting for the past 6 months. She has a great appetite, but has been on a low calorie wellness salmon & pea limited ingredient diet, getting larger and larger portions (but making no difference in the weight loss and muscle wasting). Any suggestions?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Ginger
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ginger?
Customer: She's on daily vetmedin, enalapril, lasix, viagra, clavamox and baytril. She's about 12 lbs. Rat terrier mix. Unknown age, possibly 12?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
She also gets Thorne canine geriatric basics vitamin, omega 3 and Tomlyn high calorie nutritional gel (Nutri-Cal).
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

When did Ginger last receive bloodwork?