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We are in the early stages of diagnosis. X-rays determined enlarged heart. Awaiting blood lab results before medication regiment is prescribed. Not certain what the future holds.
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My very active, loving dog is not herself. She is actually a Bichon Papillon mix. Lilly was diagnosed about 8 months ago. The Vet said she as not ready to be put on medication yet. If properly taken care of she could live several more years. She is extremely active, but seems to sleep a little more.
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Dog Boarding. Can Dogs Live with Enlarged Hearts? Home The Daily Wag! Introduction When it comes to your dog's heart, you do everything you can to make sure it's healthy, but some things, like enlarged hearts, are impossible to prevent. An enlarged heart is a condition where your pup's heart muscle becomes thinner than normal. Because of this, they'll likely have valve leakage, heart arrhythmia, and their heart simply won't pump as much, or as well, as it needs to.
Book First Walk Free! An enlarged canine heart condition is referred to by dog-tors as dilated cardiomyopathy, which is also called DCM. With this condition, the heart muscle becomes weaker, thinner, and can't function like a normal heart, allowing the muscle to swell and struggle to contract and pump blood like it normally would. Body Language Your dog may be giving you various body language cues to let you know something is wrong, so it's important you keep an eye out for these symptoms - it may save your pup's life:.
Shaking Cowering Panting Pacing Weakness. Other Signs Some other signs your dog may be giving you, especially in conjunction with the above body language, can reflect heart issues your dog may be having:. Historically, enlarged hearts in pups typically go hand-in-hand with conditions like congenital heart diseases, congestive heart failure, and heart disease. Knowing the possible causes of these diseases and this condition can help you keep an eye on your pup's heart health. Once your dog's condition is diagnosed, it's probable that a lot has to change. Your pup will be placed on a regimen of medicine to slow down the symptoms of his heart, likely will need a new diet, and will probably be frequenting the dog-tor's office far more than he normally would.
Teach your pup to accept his new lifestyle changes in exercise, diet, and medicine. Establish a medicine regimen for your pup. Work with your vet on a diet and exercise program. Has An Enlarged Heart. I am so sorry to hear about Poppy's condition. We have a year-old Toy Poodle with an enlarged heart and fluid in the lungs, which cause a lot of coughing and gaging among other symptoms. She was prescribed a Diuretic Water Pill , and is doing better. I will pray for Poppy as prayer has been a source of healing in so many parts of my life.
God Bless Poppy and you. If you have the money for a possible procedure I would ask For a referrel to your local university veternary teaching college! They are very up to date and they may be able to intervene! My jack russell age 11 diagnosed with enlarged hert told 6 months max hes on water and heart tablets its heartbreaking xx. I have a 9 yr old doberman with enlarged heart. If you Google stem cell clinical trials for dogs with enlarged hearts. They are available. And they look promising.
According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,. And the statement "It is impossible for you to be saved as you are" has nothing to do with perfection, but rather supports the biblical teaching that "Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts" Hebrews Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the LORD descended upon it in fire; … and the whole mountain quaked violently. I remember the day I howled in pain because my back gave out. Compson eventually comes to take them home. Days before we found out he had labored breathing and kept passing out.
We found out that he is in the last stages of DCM and he showed no clinical signs prior. Days before we found out he had labored breathing and kept passing out. It was heartbreaking. We are told he has months. Diesel is now on Vetmedin 2x daily, Benazepril 1x, spironolactone 2x daily. He is doing good, we stopped his normal exercising and let him run around outside only for a minute or two and has an amazing appetite.
Our only concern is he shakes or trembles for a couple of hours sometimes. We give him extra tons of love and affection. Hi there, may I know how old is Poppy? I have a miniature poodle whom was just diagnosed with an enlarged heart. Ozzy is only 1 year and 7 mths this 21st of Nov. Labrador Retriever. Same here my boys on water tabets libeo and vetmedin for heart vet gave us 6 month max so enjoy every day xx.
Our 10 year old mix breed dog was diagnosed in April with an enlarged heart , arrythmia, and CHF. He is on Lasix, Benazapril, Vetmedin and Trazadone.
He has been coughing more and more at night and during the day. They told us back in April he had weeks or months. So stressful. My Benji was recently diagnosed with an enlarged heart. He had fluid around the heart and was put on diuretics. He remains on diuretics to keep the fluids from coming back. No heart pills yet. Don't know if he will in the future, but it breaks my heart that he has this condition. I took him to the vet because he was coughing alot and I thought he was having allergy issues.
I never suspected something like this. Benji is the best dog I've ever had. Very loving. If I'm sick, he seems to know and reacts very loving and comforting snuggles.
I hope I have him for a long time, and I will do my best to make his life comfortable, as always. My mini schnauzer, Moses, was just diagnosed at age He is on Enalapril and is soooo lethargic. Does their body eventually adjust to this medication? I wish nothing but the best for you and Turbo. I recently lost my beloved Maltese Tavis. He was diagnosed 5 years ago with an enlarged heart and enlarged liver. He put up the fight of his life and My sister and I our so proud of him. He continued to live his life to the fullest until his last day on earth. Stay encouraged and tell Turbo to keep fighting!
How old was he when he was diagnosed? His breathing is very bad and he looks very weak. Surprised and happy. I am curious what heart meds they gave you for your Pippin? So sorry to hear about your companion's condition. My vet has me giving him Vetmedin, Furosemide and Enalapril twice daily. It seems to be helping. He was coughing so badly he'd wake me up in the night and I'd lay there listening to him for ten minutes straight.
Now that he's on drugs, he's doing better: still playful, enjoys his walks and no more coughing. Good luck!!! Good to know Summer! He also takes phenobarb for seizures for many years now. My vet suggested we see a cardiologist. Is that the best way to get correct treatment? I just found out my Pomeranian Chino has and an enlarged heart slightly He was hacking frequently and panting a lot. We took her to a cardiologist and he put her on 50 mg. FUrosemide 3 times a day, vetmedin, Enalapril and now Theophylline.
She still coughs a lot, but seems to be happy and wants her short walks and playtime. We just cherish every minute we can with our little love bug. These are the three meds our boston terrier is taking as well. She was diagnosed in August last year and told she had 3 months max. She is still kicking and happy as a clam. Of course she coughs still but the meds must certainly be helping :.
Also have a chow about 5yrs. Had huge unbreakable stone both kinds had surgery survived but has a murmur coughing enlRged heart. The coughing is so pathetic does a humidifier help? My chihuahua Lola recently passed. She was diagnosed with a grade 2 heart murmur so would cough after excitement, exertion, and drinking cold water. My vet told me not to worry about the murmur so I didn't.
Then in September she went to have a few teeth cleaned and the vet advised that when she's sedated is the best time to do blood work and x-rays. So I agreed. The x-rays came back stating that she had kidney stones and a mild, generalized cardiomegaly. My vet assured me that it wasn't concerning but the kidney stones were and we should start with medicated food which I did.
On October 19 I had been out of the house with a friend and when I came home she was excited like she always was. I had her in my arms and she yelped and then did a long howl-like sound and collapsed in my arms.
She had been prone to seizures when she hadn't eaten enough so I thought that's what it was but she was completely unresponsive. I patted her back and stood up with her. That's when her bladder emptied. We jumped in the car to take her to the emergency vet an hour away but after half hour she was still unresponsive. My vet told me that it was likely heart failure and she died when she collapsed, in my arms.
I looked back over the xray info yesterday and researched cardiomegaly. Now I know that it was something that should've been taken seriously by the vet. Maybe she wouldn't have lived long judging by the stories on here but I would've had the time to be with her and I would know what was coming. I could've done something. All of you on here did something with the information and I wish I would've followed suit because maybe she would still be here.
I will keep you and Pippin in my thoughts.
I know you think you're lengthening his suffering but unless he's in pain I think you're giving him a longer life. More time to be with you and be happy. You're doing something to help him with his ailments and giving him a chance. We never know as fur-parents whether we are doing the right thing. It's hard when our babies can't vocalize but they can use body language and behaviour. If Pippin isn't deteriorating and doesn't seem to be in pain, I think you're doing the right thing.
You're being a good parent. I wish you both well. Jacquline, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. And my compassion goes to all of those who has a dog with heart problems. My chihuahua Titan was diagnosed with enlarged heart a few hours ago and I'm heart broken. He is such a special dog for me.. My heart breaks for each of you. Just yesterday, we learned our 2 month old chin-pin, Gunner, had an enlarged heart. But unfortunately, we cannot afford the cardiologist. My children and I have made the decision to love him and comfort him until his time comes.
He is such a delight and will practically smile at you. We have his mom and she can tell something is wrong with her baby. So we are doing our best to keep him comfortable and let him know he is loved beyond measure. My heart is in pieces, our little Gunner crossed the rainbow bridge this afternoon. He was in the arms of my daughter, his human, when he took his last breath. As I told her, when he left us he was not alone and he knew he was loved.
My 15 year old Chihuahua recently passed. We never got to the stage of getting her on proper heart meds. She was scheduled for another echo and passed away before they were able to examine her. She either went into heart failure that quickly, as many of her vets warned could happen, or she was misdiagnosed.
I have no answers. I had the honor of taking care of her the entire 15 years. I wish the best for all of your fur babies. Please do your research and listen to your gut. Jacquie, I feel the same exact way. I am sorry for your loss as well. My only comfort is that she is with my father now. I hope Pippin will live a long life.
Just found out today my Chihuahua 8 years old has an enlarged heart. No fluid in lungs yet- just swollen heart. The vet said her heart should be 2.