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Vet given fusermide does he suspect congested heart failure

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Joanna8899, May 8, 2019.

  1. Joanna8899

    Joanna8899 Member Registered

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    I was the one that posted about dog cough she's 14 in 4 months he put her on medrole still coughs tooke her back 2 weeks later he's put her on medrole plus fusermide does he suspect a heart problem as he said he heart was fine when he listened
     
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    Do you mean furosemide? Maybe if you give your vet a call he would be happy to chat through his reasons for prescribing it?
     
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    He won't say anything apart from dog asma but it said was for heart liver disease failure to reduce liquid from the lungs I'm not sure if he's just guessing what's wrong
     
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    Furosemide is used to reduce fluids but there could be several reasons for the fluids building in the first place. If you aren't confident with his diagnosis, could you ask for a second opinion?
     
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    Ask for a heart scan? Or some other form of diagnostic. The vet is probably just trying to go by the symptoms your dog has presented with and prescribing till he get it right:(
     
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    Dont see why he would keep her on the medrole tablets too when they didnt work they have some bad side effects these tablets dont want to do her more harm than good he only offered tablets no scan so she on medrole been in two weeks and the fusermide I suppose he will scan if still dont work
     
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    She's still coughing same thing happened when she went on the first lot of tablets she seemed to improve for a few days same thing now after going on this second tablet seened to improve for few days liquid is coming up with the hacking cough
     
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    Get a 2nd opinion - ASAP, would be my suggestion. :)
    If U can swing it financially, i’d ask for a referral to a k9 cardiologist / veterinary cardio.

    I would want a chest x-ray to look for fluid in her lungs, & to see if her heart is markedly enlarged; a chest ultrasound, or an ECG / EEG, might also be very informative.

    Did Ur vet do a full blood panel? - liver & kidney enzymes, CBC, hematocrit, white blood cells, etc? —- those data points might be helpful, too. If she has poor cardio function, that can have a downstream effect on other major organs, & how well they can function, in their turns.

    Cardiac insufficiency with an enlarged left auricle is pretty common, in senior dogs, & the side effect of accumulating fluids in the lungs can often be controlled by Rx meds, if it’s caught early enuf.

    All digits crossed, & please let us know what the vet diagnoses, & what they recommend as treatment? Thinking of U,
    - terry

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    only just noticed your message I didnt get an email saying someone had responded thankyou , she is getting xrayed tomorrow are those the wrong tablets if she had fluid on the lungs as there not working I'm hoping that the xray shows what's wrong its very expensive him guessing putting her on different tablets no he didnt do a blood test and I dont want her on medication she dont need im not very impressed with him dont understand why he wouldn't xray ray her in the beginning but is doing now two lots of medication hasn't worked I'm praying it shows up what's wrong
     
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    She has lung cancer and has been put on a higher dose of steroid tablets I have to take her back when these run out for him to see how she is he dont know how long she has could be months or a possibility could last a year but she's going to die
     
  11. Kara 1

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    Sorry to hear your sad news ...make the most of the time you have...quality is far more important than quantity xxx
     
  12. Joanna8899

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    Yeah I won't let her suffer going to spoil her with whatever time she got left
     
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