7/3 Philly AMPS 236, +2 106 enlarged heart

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  1. Beck and Philly

    Beck and Philly Well-Known Member

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    Not good news at vet visit today. X-rays show enlarged heart (valentine heart). Echo scheduled for Monday. Also a "drop in hock" in rear suggesting neuropathy.

    This just keeps getting scarier, and with him not eating enough wet what can I feed him that's safe for his heart?

    The vet looked at his spreadsheet and said to reduce only if he drops below 60, so I will be modifying SLGS.
     
  2. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    Oh Beck, I’m so sorry. If her kidneys are good which I’m suspecting they are there are medications that will help. You won’t need to worry about food provided kidneys are good. One step at a time. See what the echo shows.
     
  3. carfurby

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  4. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Nice slide down already. Wish you luck on the echo. My Smokey had enlarged heart and a heart attack 6 months prior we didn't know about. He was put on "cocktail" of meds. He was 18 yrs old. Cardiologist was so surprised how well he improved at his 6 month check up.
     
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  5. Beck and Philly

    Beck and Philly Well-Known Member

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    Wow. That's encouraging. Any advice very much appreciated. I'll know more Monday. Thanks!
     
  6. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    Sorry to hear about the cardiomegaly. Were there any other symptoms? Frankly, being on the right combination of heart meds can do wonders! Did the vet get a blood pressure?

    With SLGS you would be reducing the dose if numbers fall below 90 unless you had modified the reduction point.
     
  7. Beck and Philly

    Beck and Philly Well-Known Member

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    I noticed that he was breathing more shallowly and more often than normal so I counted his respiration. It was often over 40 when resting. He has had reduced motor control over his back end since he had distemper 6 years ago, but it is more pronounced. I took video and sent to my vet who is also a Facebook friend.

    Yes, I realize SLGS reductions are at 90 and I've been following that since he eats dry food. My vet wants me to start taking reductions at 60 instead. I test often and would be doing TR if not for the dry. I have read in the stickies that SLGS is flexible, so I updated my signature to modified SLGS.
     
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  8. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    Sorry about Philly's heart. :bighug: I'm glad you managed to get an echo appointment quickly. Getting on the right meds made a big difference for Neko too. You'll have to see what's up with his heart before finding out if you need to modify food. Sometimes it's low salt.
     
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