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|02-22-2006, 07:41 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2006
I have a 12 year old Yorkie. Over the last year he started to develop a light cough. When it got worse I took him to a Vet who feels he has an enlarged heart which is pressing up against his esophogus causing him to cough. He was put on a medication that is suppose to shirnk his heart but after a month or so I'm not sure how much it is helping. We are going to contact the Vet again today but I'd like to know if anyone has had the same type of condition with their Yorkie and if so what have you done?
|02-22-2006, 07:48 AM||#3|
No Longer a Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South Florida
A friend of mine had a Maltese with heart problems...she went to a canine cardio vet. It made all the difference in the world. Coughing can mean fluid builds up in the lungs because the heart can not pump it off efficiently. They put dogs on the same type meds as humans with these problems..good luck
|02-22-2006, 10:35 AM||#4|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jul 2005
My dog Biscuit has just been diagnosed with an enlarged heart and I have an appointment to take him to a pet cardiologist on Friday, the 3rd. The x-rays also showed a mass in his stomach, and that has me really concerned. He is 10 1/2 years old and has always been in good health. Having just lost his sister Lacey less than two months ago, I'm not sure how much this old heart of mind can take. Keep Biscuit in your prayers.
Helen and her Yorkies
|02-22-2006, 10:47 AM||#5|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
robthunt and LuvMyYorkies,
I am so sorry to hear about your babies' heart conditions and problems...I pray that there is some sort of treatment for this and that they live long and healthy lives.
Miko 's his Mommy