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Re: [FH] Wet-sounding sign/sneeze/snuffle - is this HCM related?

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  • moonpye
    Hi Katie, If Doodle s wet sounding exhalations have increased, I would definitely call his cardiologist/vet. His coughing would concern me as well. He may be
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 24, 2009
      Hi Katie,

      If Doodle's wet sounding exhalations have increased, I would definitely call
      his
      cardiologist/vet. His coughing would concern me as well.

      He may be in Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).

      A chest xray is needed to see if there is fluid in or around the lungs.
      Lasix (diuretic) may be prescribed if needed.

      I would take him to the cardio as soon as you can.


      Best,
      Candace with Cinnamon and Skylar




      On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 6:50 AM, Katie <kmelrose@...> wrote:

      > Hello all. My 6 year old Oriental boy doodle was diagnosed last year
      > with HCM. He has a grade 2/3 murmur.
      >
      > His rate of respiration when asleep is fine (20 per minute) and he
      > only coughs rarely (maybe two or three times a week).
      >
      > He is on 1ml atenenol per day and takes CoQ10 and CardioS supplements,
      > and I recently switched him off aspirin onto Natto (against veterinary
      > advice).
      >
      > I have noticed an increase in these wet-sounding exhalations that he
      > makes, usually after sleeping or resting when he stands up. It isn't
      > a sneeze, it's a definite out-breath sigh/snuffle and it sounds 'wet'.
      > I probably hear him do this 4 or 5 times a day - my other two
      > orientals don't ever make this sound.
      >
      > Is this something I should be concerned about, given all the other info?
      >
      > He is due to see the heart specialist anyway as it has been 6mo...I am
      > a bit concerned about taking him in having switched him off aspirin
      > onto Natto as I know the vet will tell me off.
      >
      > Any thoughts on either topic greatly appreciated.
      >
      >
      >


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    • elfinmyst@aol.com
      I agree with Candace. The risk of coronary heart failure is to great to ignore, see the vet/cardio asap. It might be a chest infection, but you can t take that
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 25, 2009
        I agree with Candace. The risk of coronary heart failure is to great to
        ignore, see the vet/cardio asap.

        It might be a chest infection, but you can't take that risk.

        Lyn.. :)

        PS: I adore his name!!!

        _www.myfurkids.co.uk_ (http://www.myfurkids.co.uk/)


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