25th March 2010, 07:52 PM
Tomorrow (26th) Charlie is going to the Pdsa at 2:30pm because the last few weeks he has been 'coughing' as if he is trying to cough comething up, i heard once this can be a sign on the heart murmur, anyone know if this is true?
Last edited by Charlotte; 26th March 2010 at 11:04 AM.
25th March 2010, 08:55 PM
There's a few things it could be Charlotte - it could poss be kennel cough, so when you go, keep him outside and go in and tell them what you suspect - then only carry him in at the last minute as it is highly contagious.
Alternatively it may be his heart - are there particular times of day, eg after he has been resting, first thing in the morning? They would be more indicative of a heart cough.
The PDSA will be able to tell you more, keep us posted and hopefully we will be able to help you a bit.
26th March 2010, 01:14 AM
Good advice -- and yes let us know what you hear back! Best of luck tomorrow.
In memory: Lucy
26th March 2010, 09:20 AM
He mainly coughs when he's in bed, in the morning and when he gets out of bed and sometimes he has to get out of bed to cough, its like he's trying to cough something up, its weird. Will let you know
26th March 2010, 09:26 AM
That does sound more like his heart then Charlotte I'm afriad - but there are very good medciations available to help support the heart.
Has he been diagnosed with a murmur previously?
Does he have annual check ups? These are so important for picking up the early signs of disease.
26th March 2010, 10:55 AM
We went to the vets a few months ago and she said he has about a grade 3 heart mumur
26th March 2010, 12:27 PM
Hi Charlotte, it does sound like others have said that it is his heart. The cough that Jasper makes is like something is stuck in the back of his throat, as you say a funny sort of cough. Try not to worry to much as others have said that with medication they can have a normal life. Good luck for this afternoon.
26th March 2010, 12:34 PM
26th March 2010, 05:23 PM
Just came back from the pdsa, apparently the vet thinks he may have lung worm, he dosnt know for sure, but he gave us some treatment stuff to give him, its like flea treatment. If it hasnt gone in a month then we have to go back and he said they will have to do tests. I cant see how it is lung worm because he dosnt eat snails or slugs, he hates them, is there any other way dogs can get it apart from eating snails/slugs?
18th April 2010, 04:17 PM
hi Charlotte how is Charlie getting on? I think maybe you are due back to the PDSA this week?
I found a good website about Lungworm which explains a bit more...www.lungworm.co.uk
They don't actually have to eat slugs and snails...