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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