Archive for the ‘Heart and Respiraton’ Category
my 8 1/2 yr. old Lab Service Dog has always used Interceptor.It’s unavailable from mfg. for 4 mos.I want a med closest to it, made in U.S.A. in pill form.1 med said’must be chewed,not swallowed.He wolfs/gulps food/rewards’ -not chewing.Help me choose the best/safest heartworm med for him in the interim.I’m wheelchair -bound/blind/shakey from MS.Please help me select the best thing for my best friend.thanks
Ihave a Yorkie that neighbors found in street and gave to me. She was coughing and it got worse, took her to vet, xray showed collapsing trachea. She gave me prescription for two different syrups, hasn’t helped, saw Pawhealers online, ordered some herbs for phlem, doesn’t work, ordered herbs for slight heart murmur, doesn’t help, ordered NHV Resp-Aid and using for 3 days, hasn’t helped. Her coughing is getting longer in period of time. What do you do for your little dogs there? In between coughing spells, she runs around the house,barks at any noise, eats holistic food and stool is normal. What else can I do?
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Our newest dog came to us with heart worm. While he likes to run and play with our other dogs the vet has us confine him during the many weeks of treatment. The dog does not understand and seems to think he is being punished for something he did not do. What can we do to improve his situation?
My dog keeps gagging like she trying to cough something up but nothing ever does. We’ve rubbed her throat when she is gagging . It isn’t a constant occurrence. She will be fine & sleeping then she gets up and starts gagging. She ate & drank last night. She’s 4-5 yrs old. I haven’t taken her to a vet yet. This started 2 days ago.
I adopted her from a rescue center as a 3-4 month old puppy. Last summer she developed an intermittent cough and would pant heavily after only 5-10 minutes of exercise. Her tongue would also turn a dusky color. Our vet tried several medications, including antibiotics and steriods. The vet also took 2 chest x-rays. The x-rays showed “speckles” throughout her respiratory system. The specks were random, like someone flinging paint at a canvas from several feet away.
After receiving the medications, my dog’s cough went away. Her panting lessened and even stopped for awhile over the winter months. However, her symptoms of panting and a dusky tongue after exercise, being stressed, or frightened are coming back with the spring months, and our vet is baffled. Have you ever encountered anything like this before?
Is the chronic form of pulmonary histoplasmosis a possibility? We do live in Pennsylvania, and my dog loves to be outside in our yard. Thank you.
The vets put her on lassixe (furosemide 20mg 1half tablet twice a day enalapril 2.5 mg tablets also every 12 hrs. And amoxicilin 125mg 2 x a day for a week her diet up till now was science diet can food 1 and a half cans in 2 feedings morning and night. Where can i find dog food with no salt? Hills hd food has 20 percent pork fat and corn as the no 1 ingredient. How long is the life expectency with a heart murmer we were cooking liver for her with rice she picked out the liver got diarhea lost sa little weight and her appetite isnt too good she likes chicken with sweet potatoe is there a can dog food i can purchase for her she weighs 24 and a half lb i had the same breed mini schnauzer that lived 16 and a half years on roast chicken. This one with the murmer also likes 4 apples a day. Not any more though she dosent get enough exercise because i have a bad back and cant walk too much we use wee wee pads can you please make any suggestions to stimulate her diet and make her live longer thank you very much lenny
Enter your question here. When my 5 year-old cat is in a deep sleep, she wheezes loudly. She doesn’t do this when she’s awake. Should I be concerned?
Her 3 year-old daughter becomes mean and bites when she chews celery, cabbage or catnip. Why? Is it the same as the “happy drunk” and the “mean drunk”?
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I have a 10 year old Shih tzu whose heart rate is running about 60. What is the normal rate? She is 11 lbs. Blood tests don’t show anything. Right now she’s fighting corneal ulcer and being treated by a specialist who says this should not affect heart rate. As of June her heart was normal. Reg Vet doesn’t want to do additional tests until eye is cleared up.
OUR 12 YEAR OLD MINIATURE SCHNAUZER HAS HAD 3 NASAL SCOPES AND A CTI AND HAS TAKEN MULTIPUL ANTIBIOTICS AND ANTIIFLAMITORIES FOR 6 MONTHS. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF TUMOURS OR FOREIGHN OBJECTS DETECTED. THE DIAGNOSIS IS A COMBINATION OF 2 BACTERIAL INFECTIONS. ARE THERE ANY OTHER TREATMENTS OR MEDICATIONS SUGGESTED INCLUDING DIETARY SUPPLIMENTS OR DIET CHANGES.
I rescued a 12 year old female part poodle part bichon. Organization gave me blood test all in normal range and said they had trachea xrayd’ and just called it kennel cough. She coughs during the night and day, laying down or walking around, and she doesn’t throw up anything but a small amount of saliva. It doesn’t seem to matter what I feed her , wet, dry, different brands etc. I am a widow and just lost my 18 year old poodle in Aug and couldn’t stand not having a companion. We are getting along fine, and this started out as a foster, but have I just got myself into a similar situation as one of your questions in the respiratory section, can’t be diagnosed, and spend $1,000′s at the vet and still not know? There are receipes online to make at home but she won’t drink it or eat it if I cover it up with peanut butter. Any suggestions? Thank you for all your work there at DELTA. I am a donator, every month if I can, for years.
Dr Brown, my 12 year old Shep/Rotti mix has been panting and breathing heavy when laying on the couch with me or when we are in bed. He wakes up at night and gets very restless and starts open mouth breathing like he just got done running a race. The whole bed shakes-he is 100lbs. This has been happening for about 4 months straight. He is afraid of thunderstorms and has breathed like that during them since a baby but this is happening at any time and every night.
My 10 week old cavachon puppy freq coughs/gags (I don’t know which). I have had him to the vet for his puppy check up and he told me he was fine.He doesn’t do this at any specific time. he is eating well, gaining weight, running around and doing regular puppy stuff. Should I be concerned? And what might this be?
Hi Dr. Brown.
I have a 9 year old chocolate lab named Molly. She loves going for walks, but sometimes it is 28-30 degrees Celsius outside, and when you add in the humidex, it feels like 37+ celsius. She makes it fine during the walk, but it sometimes takes her 2-3 hours to totally cool down. She just pants. Is this okay?
I have a 7-8 year old Dalmatian that I rescued from a shelter. She was adopted by another couple prior to my adopting her and was returned to the shelter because she kept vomiting. Now, over a year later after adopting her, and about $1000.00 in vet bills, I am no closer to finding out WHAT is causing these symptoms: coughing like she has “croup”; she begins to gag like she’s about the vomit and most of the time she stops and sometimes she actually vomits. I talked with my vets office today and excoriated them for not giving me a diagnosis for all the money I have paid them. They are a top veterinarian practice in our area, but have not adequately answered the WHAT is causing this question. I was most recently told maybe i would have to take her to see a “specialist”, costing me a ton of more money.
My question is” have you ever encountered this is any of the dogs at DELTA, and if so, were you able to ascertain the cause, and if so, how did you get he/she back into good health?
The vet took an xray of her entire torso including her abdominal area, did entire blood workup and “organ functions” (for lack of proper terminology). They performed a transtracheal wash and put her on Cipro.
She eats Fromm Family dog dry food and Chicken Soup for The Dog Lover soft food. I am beside myself wanting an explanation for what ails her. She has had this for way over a year, at least. I hope you can help.