CHF diagnosis 7/2012
placed on Enalapril 2.5 mg twice daily
Lasix 12.5 mg twice daily
9/2012- I reduced lasix to 1/2 tab twice daily
5 vet visits in between then and now and not once was renal disease mentioned to me as a possiblity and no labs were drawn.
Emma- My girl- seemed fine, gained her energy back, lost the fluid weight and was eating..
11/2013- I notice Emma is loosing too much weight but still energetic.
Vet says try new food and if it continues we can check labs for potential kidney problems.
I make her turkey burger and rice daily...she loves it...gains a couple ounces.
4/2014 Emma went to another vet to have labs drawn to see if she was healthy enough to undergo anesthesia for a dental
BUN, Creatinine, Calcium and phosphorus all extemely elevated
New vet says
Vetmedin, Benazapril and supplements
Old vet says
stay on the enalapril, lasix and give Sub Q fluids every day
I read enalapril and lasix combo causes renal failure
Emma begins vetmedin on 4/11/14 as well as 1/4 tab lasix...she is now coughing like crazy since the new vet did two manual exams on her trachea to illicit the cough response...prior to that NO cough for about 8 months.
NOW..DIARRHEA from the vetmedin...I stopped it this morning 4/14/14
I am so freaked out...what do I do?????
My girl seemed fine and now she is losing her appetite, decreased energy, cough and diarrhea.
can someone please advise???
thank you so much,