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One day out of the blue- her abdomen swelled and she started drooling excessively and was panting like crazy...thought it was bloat- doctor took xrays and said there is fluid around her heart so they prescribed Lasix twice a day. SO far so good. It worked IMMEDIATELY which told us that was the issue. Its been a year and she is still on the same dose. She tires easily and we don't go for long walks anymore as she just can't handle more than a few blocks now at a slow pace. She also is showing signs of DM as her back leg is very weak and she is knuckling. Once she is up she loves to play ball and chase the cats around if she can. We have indoor sock booties for her to keep her from slipping on the floors. Anyone else have any long term luck with Lasix usage? So far we have not had to increase her dosage and its been over a year. Her body as adjusted to it well and she isn't peeing as much as she originally had to at first. She has never had an accident in the house yet/
My sweet girl...what else can we do?
 

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My King Charles has a heart murmur and as she aged the conditioned worsened she was put on a few medications for her congestive heart failure. Lasix was one of them. Her stomach had swelled with fluid and the lasix helped for quite awhile. Eventually the lasix was not as effective and the fluid in her belly had to be drained weekly she was comfortable and this seemed to work for her and made her more comfortable until her time had come to an end. Each dog is individual and when you see the medication is not working to let the vet know important to see a cardiologist.
 
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