Dog with CHF Needs Help with Dry Cough

My dog has an enlarged heart with CHF and now has a dry cough.He has been placed on Lasix,enalapril and Vetmedin.

In the past he had shots for bronchtis.We have purchased an herbal cough syrup and are giving him a small drop with water.

His cough is causing him a lot of discomfort in life.He's only been on his medication for about three weeks.We have decreased the doses of Lasix,but may need to increase again.

He also takes a vitamin Pet tab once daily and omega three fish oil.He has a good diet low in sodium.

The herbal cough syrup is made by Wish Garden and is not a honey base with lots of sugar (it has glyerin achl).

Please help us with the baby's cough. Thank you.

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Hopefully tx will go well.

Fortunately the dog is class 1. One protocol followed does call for ivermectin to be given first to kill circulating microfilaria then going after the adults with immiticide. Our rescue is debating going that way but right now we are still giving the immiticide first then retesting in 6 months.
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