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    Major been gagging/coughing all day so took him to the vet,
    He got diagnosed with ( lung lesions, cranial lung field soft tissue density, enlarged heart areas of spondylosis dedormans observed), white blood counts at 17. Plus lower back arthritis . He's also been dealing with dry eyes n losing vision both of his eyes.
    They gave him salix to take now and for the rest of whatever time he have left. Have anyone been through this? And what else can i do to make his life lil easier. Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by xskyzx View Post
    Major been gagging/coughing all day so took him to the vet,
    He got diagnosed with ( lung lesions, cranial lung field soft tissue density, enlarged heart areas of spondylosis dedormans observed), white blood counts at 17. Plus lower back arthritis . He's also been dealing with dry eyes n losing vision both of his eyes.
    They gave him salix to take now and for the rest of whatever time he have left. Have anyone been through this? And what else can i do to make his life lil easier. Thank you
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    Geez, never dealt with any of this but maybe @oscarmayer since he fosters often might know what to advise you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Geez, never dealt with any of this but maybe @oscarmayer since he fosters often might know what to advise you.
    I know, been researching for raw food ,and started feeding him, after that researched about colloidal silver n castor oil for his eyes and now this hit me as a surprised. Lucky that now im quarantine n no work so i can be with him 24/7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xskyzx View Post
    I know, been researching for raw food ,and started feeding him, after that researched about colloidal silver n castor oil for his eyes and now this hit me as a surprised. Lucky that now im quarantine n no work so i can be with him 24/7.
    How old is he again?

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    So sorry to hear. I tagged @Lalaloopsie as well. Sounds like he has congestive heart failure, and maybe aspiration pneumonia. Is he on any antibiotics like amoxicillin/clavulanic acid for the pneumonia? The furosemide should help remove fluid and there are a lot of other meds besides just furosemide that they can add for congestive heart failure that could extend his life for years. Also, he will lose a lot of potassium with the furosemide, so he may need a potassium supplement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    How old is he again?
    He is 8 and 3 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollys Owner View Post
    So sorry to hear. I tagged @Lalaloopsie as well. Sounds like he has congestive heart failure, and maybe aspiration pneumonia. Is he on any antibiotics like amoxicillin/clavulanic acid for the pneumonia? The furosemide should help remove fluid and there are a lot of other meds besides just furosemide that they can add for congestive heart failure that could extend his life for years. Also, he will lose a lot of potassium with the furosemide, so he may need a potassium supplement.
    They just gave him salix to take for the fluid, should I ask for something else? I do give him banana and sweet potatoes as treats, I might need to up more then.

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    Sorry to hear Major is not feeling well. Good to hear you stay home with him. Castor sends his best wishes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by xskyzx View Post
    They just gave him salix to take for the fluid, should I ask for something else? I do give him banana and sweet potatoes as treats, I might need to up more then.
    Maybe he needs a specialist? They can add some combination of furosemide,ace inhibitor, digoxin, pimobendan, beta blocker, spironolactone, and I'm not sure if they are using entresto in dogs instead of acei like they are in humans now.

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    I am so sorry. Big hugs to Major from Buster and I.

    When Chumly had CHF, they had him on about 4 different drugs, Furosemide, Vetmedin, Enalapril and Spironolactone. This was several years ago so there may be newer drugs now. He had a very poor prognosis when we found out about the heart condition but they did help stabilize him and all things considered, he did well. You would not have known how ill he was. We are eternally grateful for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollys Owner View Post
    Maybe he needs a specialist? They can add some combination of furosemide,ace inhibitor, digoxin, pimobendan, beta blocker, spironolactone, and I'm not sure if they are using entresto in dogs instead of acei like they are in humans now.
    I'll ask him to refer me to a specialist, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Chumly View Post
    I am so sorry. Big hugs to Major from Buster and I.

    When Chumly had CHF, they had him on about 4 different drugs, Furosemide, Vetmedin, Enalapril and Spironolactone. This was several years ago so there may be newer drugs now. He had a very poor prognosis when we found out about the heart condition but they did help stabilize him and all things considered, he did well. You would not have known how ill he was. We are eternally grateful for that.
    Did chumly then have a lot of fluid around his lung bc of chf? Did the meds take the fluid out or he have to deal with it ? Thank you

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