|Barked: Sat Dec 26, '09 12:50pm PST |
|Our doberman Zeus died just this week from heart disease. He probably had cardiomyopathy. He sometimes coughed, but the main symptom was that he fainted. Our vet was treating him with a human drug to try to control his arrhythmia, and it seemed to be working. Unfortunately, it was just not enough. I suggest that you talk to your vet about whether this is his problem. He may want to have an ECG done, and maybe an ultrasound. If your vet is not familiar with this problem, look for a referral to a vet who is. If it is cardiomyopathy, the outlook may not be good. Overexertion should definitely be avoided.
I am very sorry about your Dobie and I hope you can get his problems under control. Good luck.
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