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    Question Could you help please?

    Hi, I am sorry to ask a difficult question but I have been all over the internet and cannot find the answer, and typically I have just got home from a visit to the vets and dont want to ring her and bother her again, I was reading through my kaytee's notes I have a copy of and wonder if you know what these things are? ANY help will do as makes no sense to me!
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    It mentions Tracheal Palpation resulted in coughing episodes, What is Tracheal Palpation?

    Pulmonary hypertension (Is this to do with the heart as she has a murmur?)

    THANKS SO MUCH XX

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaytee576 View Post
    Hi, I am sorry to ask a difficult question but I have been all over the internet and cannot find the answer, and typically I have just got home from a visit to the vets and dont want to ring her and bother her again, I was reading through my kaytee's notes I have a copy of and wonder if you know what these things are? ANY help will do as makes no sense to me!
    THANKS

    It mentions Tracheal Palpation resulted in coughing episodes, What is Tracheal Palpation?

    Pulmonary hypertension (Is this to do with the heart as she has a murmur?)

    THANKS SO MUCH XX
    The first bit I would assume means she coughs when they touch her throat

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    Tracheal palpation does mean that she coughs when the vet presses on the trachea (windpipe).

    Pulmonary hypertension means that due to the floppy heart valve (causing the murmur) a little bit of blood is going backwards in the heart with each beat. This leads to blood backing up in the lungs and this is increasing the blood pressure in the lungs. Over time this could lead to the fluid being forced out of the lung blood vessels into the air spaces causing pulmonary oedema (water in the lung) and a cough.

    Hope that helps!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa View Post
    Tracheal palpation does mean that she coughs when the vet presses on the trachea (windpipe).

    Pulmonary hypertension means that due to the floppy heart valve (causing the murmur) a little bit of blood is going backwards in the heart with each beat. This leads to blood backing up in the lungs and this is increasing the blood pressure in the lungs. Over time this could lead to the fluid being forced out of the lung blood vessels into the air spaces causing pulmonary oedema (water in the lung) and a cough.

    Hope that helps!!
    That helps so much THANK you, she has a cough she is on frusemide and vetmedin I hope this is what is needed to treat the ubove, thanks again xx

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    Both those medicines are exactly what she needs to treat the cause of her cough. Good luck with your babe xxx

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