"buddy" passed away today - need answers

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"buddy" passed away today - need answers

Post by J » Tue, 29 May 2001 13:29:34



Today our 9.5 year old basset hound "Buddy" suffered a major heart failure due
to fluid in his lungs.  The Emergency room vet didn't answer my questions
about how fluid built up in his lungs. Buddy had a heart murmur and has had one
all his life.  On Friday we took him to our vet for a check up, because he had
lost his appetite and was losing weight.  Today he began having a hard time
breathing and by the time I got him to the vet he was almost passed out.  The
vet said that he was having a hard time breathing even with Oxygen.  So I am
trying to find out did the vet miss fluid in the lungs on Friday or could fluid
build up in 48 hours enough to push him over the edge.
Thanks for your assistance
Jackson
 
 
 

"buddy" passed away today - need answers

Post by LIMEYNO » Wed, 30 May 2001 03:15:02


What Buddy had was congestive Heart failure.  The fluid builds up in the
lungs.  For people they are put on a diuretic to get rid of some of the
fluid.  I don't know if this works in dogs.

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The Limey in Stoney Creek, Ontario

Quote:
> Today our 9.5 year old basset hound "Buddy" suffered a major heart failure
due
> to fluid in his lungs.  The Emergency room vet didn't answer my questions
> about how fluid built up in his lungs. Buddy had a heart murmur and has
had one
> all his life.  On Friday we took him to our vet for a check up, because he
had
> lost his appetite and was losing weight.  Today he began having a hard
time
> breathing and by the time I got him to the vet he was almost passed out.
The
> vet said that he was having a hard time breathing even with Oxygen.  So I
am
> trying to find out did the vet miss fluid in the lungs on Friday or could
fluid
> build up in 48 hours enough to push him over the edge.
> Thanks for your assistance
> Jackson

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