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Hi there i am writing just to ask who else has had or has a Senior GSD with this problem. My sweet girl of 12 years was diagnosed with this yesterday after some test and a chest xray. Our vet started her on 40 mg of lasix 3 times a day ,enalapril 10mg. 2 x a day , pred 20mg 2 x a day for 3 days then 1x a day for 3 days then 1 a day as needed. She was also put on cephalexin 500mg 3x a day til gone ... Just Looking for any information any one has on this condition. Worried sick and just want to get all the info we can .... Thanks
 

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I know you are asking about Senior GSD with that problem... my last dog Saint Bernard had it and died last summer, he was diagnosed with enlarged heart and within days had serious problems breathing and had blood in his lungs and had to be put down. He was 10 years old (which is old for a St. Bernard). Jesse is a full breed GSD puppy and he has helped me get over the pain of losing Jed the Saint Bernard. I am very very sorry to hear about your sweet girl and I hope all the medicine helps her.
 

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Re: Severe Enlarged Heart .our Sweet 12 yr old gir

Thank you very much but she took a turn for the worse this after noon and the vet met us for an emergency visit and we had to put her down. She was basically drowning in her own fluid. It was all so sudden as you stated with your st. bernard. Letting her go was a hard thing to do but we knew that she was suffering. So we made the only decision that we could and we stayed with her and I laid my head against hers as she passed hoping she knew what joy her 12 years with us had brought us and how much she was loved and will be missed. She will forever be in our hearts.. RIP Keyla ....
 

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Re: Severe Enlarged Heart .our Sweet 12 yr old gir

Sorry to hear you lost your girl.
I'm glad she went quick. RIP
 

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I am so sorry you lost your girl. I know it is really hard especially since it happened so suddenly. I hope you will find some comfort in all the memories you have of her.
 

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Re: Severe Enlarged Heart .our Sweet 12 yr old gir

I would like to thank every one for your thoughts , She was a special girl .... I guess i have to find comfort in the fact that she had a good life and gave us 12 great years .. I found this photo and thought that it was fitting . She looks as if to be embarking off on a journey ...
 

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I'm so sorry you lost Keyla, my condolences to you and those who loved her.
Run free at the Bridge Keyla!!!
 

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What a lovely picture - it made me cry - I am so sorry for your loss but she seems to be saying, "It's okay Mom. I love you too!"
 

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I am so sorry you lost your girl. I can tell that you were a great match. She chose her family well.
 

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My deepest sympathies to you on the sudden loss of Keyla. RIP sweet girl.
 

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I am sorry to hear you lost Keyla. As I said that happened to our St. Bernard, came out of no where and lost him very very fast as well and broke our hearts so I know how you are feeling. My thoughts are with you.
 

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Re: Severe Enlarged Heart .our Sweet 12 yr old gir

Thanks again . My heart is just broken and i have such and empty feeling but while posting this on this board i ran across a post for a GSD here in Vicksburg needing a home well long story short guess where she ended up . She Will never replace my girl Keyla but made me feel good to help this girl out . I went to see her yesterday and she came home with us for an over night visit and did great so today we desided that we would give her a home . She is so sweet but i guess because of he age no one was interested in her . Well keep your fingers crossed for us.... something good may of come out of something so heart breaking.
 

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Re: Severe Enlarged Heart .our Sweet 12 yr old gir

check my other post you will see a pic i took today . Thanks again
 

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I am so sorry that you lost Keyla. I didn't post previously since my experience was also not positive. I lost Sophie (gsp) very suddenly to heart failure in December. Her story is in the loving memories section of this board.

Your newly rescued dog may be just what you need to help you. There's something special abut a dog that comes to us when we need them most.

I wish you good days ahead.
 

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It's never a replacement - it's more a successor (sp.) I think that getting another dog is a fine tribute to the one that was with you before. I can't imagine any greater honor to her memory. Congratulations on a fine choice.
 

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Originally Posted By: reesegsd check my other post you will see a pic i took today . Thanks again
Where is it??? I found that one on the link I posted - laying down outside on a patio or somthing like that?
 
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