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DateJan 24, 2023
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
TopicFood
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Question:

What is the best brand of dog food to get for dogs with heart failure?

Answer:

Hey! I recommend a food that is low in calories for dogs with heart disease so they stay in shape if they are overweight such as Blue Buffalo GI low fat diet linked here. If they are losing weight due to heart disease I recommend feeding them a diet that is higher in protein but low in sodium. If your pet is very geriatric I recommend feeding them boiled chicken plain bland and pat dry with a paper towel to get most of the grease off, to keep weight on them. DIET LINK: https://www.1800petmeds.com/blue+natural+veterinary+diet+gi+gastrointestinal+support+low+fat+dry+dog+food-prod61197.html I hope this helped! Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateOct 20, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
TopicCoughing
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Question:

If my dog I'd on Enalapril. Salix furosemide, vetmedin why is she still coughing?

Answer:

Her medications may need to be adjusted and/or she may be at a point where the medications may not help anymore or she may have another condition either on top of the congestive heart failure or a different problem all together.

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DateOct 2, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
Topiche is missing to days of his meds furosemide anfvetmedin
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Question:

is he in danger because of missing 2 days without his meds

Answer:

It entirely depends on the severity of his heart failure so consult your veterinarian for the best advice about this.

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DateSep 22, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
TopicFlea drops for dogs with CHF
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Question:

Is it okay to put flea drops on my dog that has congestive heart failure?

Answer:

Probably but it may depend on which drops you plan on using, what medications your dog is on, etc. so your veterinarian is the best one to ask.

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DateAug 23, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeCat
TopicHeart Disease
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Question:

Hello, my 14yo cat lost a lot of weight the last 2 mths. TheDVM reports he has a high heart rate and DVM can't hear pulse in cat's left leg and only a slight pulse in cat's right leg. DVM suspects heart disease that can be controlled with meds. Testing is $900. Is this reasonable in New Jersey? Thanks.

Answer:

Yes - he probably needs bloodwork to rule out things like hyperthyroidism, x-rays and ultrasound for confirmation of the heart disease and severity of the condition to determine which medications are most appropriate. I live in Georgia, so asking veterinarians in your surrounding area about prices will give you a better idea about prices but that sounds about right for all of that up there.

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DateAug 5, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
Topicheart murmer
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Question:

is there a otc supplement for a dog with a heart murmer

Answer:

One with high omega 3 fatty acids and coenzyme Q10 may help, like this product: https://www.1800petmeds.com/natural+dog+company+multivitamin+supplement+chews-prod12837.html

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DateJul 19, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
TopicKeeping my dog comfortable with congestive heart failure
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Question:

Hi, my 12 year old lab probably has congestive heart failure. What can I do to keep him comfortable?

Answer:

Your veterinarian is definitely the best one to ask because it depends on the severity, his/her symptoms, bloodwork, x-rays, etc. Here is a link to our article about congestive heart failure with various treatment options (both over-the-counter and prescription) under the treatment tab: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/congestive-heart-failure

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DateJun 4, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
Topicmedication
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Question:

My dog is 20, I fear he is having worsening heart failure, but he seems more to be in pain, can I give novox with enalapril? The vet is closed.

Answer:

I would advise against doing this until you contact your veterinarian that has access to his last bloodwork: I would want to be sure his kidney and liver function are good before doing that.

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DateMay 7, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
TopicHealth
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Anything i can do for my 12 year old shitzu female afraid she is having congestive heart issues

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Yes, there are many potential treatment options for dogs with congestive heart problems - much of the same medications human take - most will require a prescription from your veterinarian. Here is a direct link to our page detailing treatment options for dogs with CHF: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/congestive-heart-failure-treatment-dog-c.html

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DateApr 19, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
Topicvetmedin 1.25 mg
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Question:

My pet Missy passed. She had a heart murur range 4 after taken vetmedin stop eating and vomiting within 2months she dead. Vetmedin kill my dog

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I'm so sorry to hear that about Missy! Since Vetmedin has been out for many years now, it seems fairly safe so I am more suspicious that the underlying heart failure might have been the cause, but I would need to know a lot more about her to really guess (her weight, what her bloodwork looked like prior to starting, specifically her kidneys, etc.) so speak directly with the veterinarian that prescribed the Vetmedin for the best advice.

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DateMar 10, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
TopicHeart medicine
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Question:

Is Enapryl needed on a long term basis or just for short term. I am trying to u sweat and if I should get the auto shipping for it every month.

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It really depends on the dog, but usually it will be given for the long term rather than short term.

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DateFeb 9, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
TopicConsult for prescription
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Question:

Can i do an online consult?

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In veterinary medicine, a veterinarian that has met your pet face-to-face must approve any prescription medications.

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DateJan 25, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
TopicVetmedin
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Question:

What is the difference in the Vetmedin and Pimobendan besides cost? Donna

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They are the same thing - Vetmedin is the brand name - the active ingredient is pimobendan.

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DateJan 12, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
TopicFluid build up in belly, enlarged heart and enlarged liver
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Question:

My 11 year old Beagle, male intact, has fluid build up in his belly. My vet has had him on Salix for 6 months and he is still the same girth and weight as when he started this medication. Is there a better diuretic or some thing else that can be used?

Answer:

You filed this under "Congestive Heart Failure" (CHF) so I assume that is the underlying cause, which would be the most common cause. Talk to your veterinarian, who has access to all of his bloodwork and x-rays and history, to determine the best medications to control the congestive heart failure. This is always the goal, not just to pull the fluid off. But to directly answer your question, salix (lasix/furosemide) is probably our strongest diurectic so his dosage may need to be increased and/or occasionally we add another diurectic to the salix, but his bloodwork has to look ok to do either of those things.

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DateJan 12, 2022
CategoryCongestive Heart Failure
Pet TypeDog
TopicVetmedin UK size of tablet
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Question:

I just received my order of vetmedin(10mg) and the pill is much smaller than what I'm used to receiving. I was told it was the "UK version" and that it's indeed smaller. I just want to confirm this is indeed the case as I want to make sure my dog gets the proper dosage. Thank you

Answer:

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