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Old 11-20-2005, 11:54 PM
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Default Help! Heart disease??

Ruby has been having some symptoms of heart disease - random lethargy, shortness of breath, palpitations, coughing and excessive (and not after exercise) panting. It's only happened twice but we are very anxious. She is going to the vet this afternoon.

Does anyone have any advice on this?
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:00 AM
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No experience with this, but I just wanted to wish you lots of luck and good wishes for your vet visit. Let us know what happens.
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:14 AM
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Well just got back from the vet and Ruby has tonsilitis. He said it can display similar symptoms to mild heart disease - mainly panting, and coughing. He said she is `stupidly' healthy....lol....

He's such a cool vet - whenever she went to lick his face he kissed her right back on the nose, he loves her - is so affectionate with her and thinks she's such a gorgeous dog....therefore I love him!!! Hahahaha....

SUCH a relief that she's ok.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:10 AM
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Did your Vet find out what the underlying problem is that caused Tonsillitis? That would be my big concern as it can be caused from infections of the mouth, sinuses or respiratory tract. It can also occur with disease such as parvovirus, distemper, herpesvirus and pseudorabies.
I imagine your vet gave you Ruby an antibiotic, you should also feed a good quality canned food mixed with water to make a mush. Be sure to follow the antibiotic up with probiotics to replenish the good bacteria in the gut.

I hope rudy recovers quickly, she is adorable
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:17 AM
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Good news !! They worry us so !!
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:25 AM
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That is good news! I've heard of dogs developing tonsillitis but never new of the symptoms. It's nice to know!
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:31 PM
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Good to here she will be ok.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:24 PM
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Did your Vet find out what the underlying problem is that caused Tonsillitis? That would be my big concern as it can be caused from infections of the mouth, sinuses or respiratory tract. It can also occur with disease such as parvovirus, distemper, herpesvirus and pseudorabies.
I imagine your vet gave you Ruby an antibiotic, you should also feed a good quality canned food mixed with water to make a mush. Be sure to follow the antibiotic up with probiotics to replenish the good bacteria in the gut.

I hope rudy recovers quickly, she is adorable
Yup the underlying problem (based on the history I gave him) is a particular toy of hers that she chews. We realised that every time she gets it and plays with it, the symptoms (and especially the cough) come straight afterwards. So into the bin for that one!!
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:03 PM
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Glad she's okay and you found the toy causing the problem.
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Old 11-23-2005, 12:49 AM
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Phew, glad she's O.K.
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