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.
The Limey in Stoney Creek, Ontario
> Today our 9.5 year old basset hound "Buddy" suffered a major heart failure
> 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
> all his life. On Friday we took him to our vet for a check up, because he
> lost his appetite and was losing weight. Today he began having a hard
> breathing and by the time I got him to the vet he was almost passed out.
> vet said that he was having a hard time breathing even with Oxygen. So I
> trying to find out did the vet miss fluid in the lungs on Friday or could
> build up in 48 hours enough to push him over the edge.
> Thanks for your assistance
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