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Dog Heart Disease

…congenital birth defects. Chest x-rays can also be helpful, as they allow for observations of the hearts physical characteristics, including its shape and size. The dogs lungs can also be examined in this manner. This is important because the presence of fluid in the lungs can assist a veterinarian in determining the type and severity of heart disease that is affecting a particular canine patient. Ultrasound will also help with regards to…

Cat Congestive Heart Failure

…to perform that task. When the function of the heart is compromised, fluid can accumulate in the lungs and other body cavities. This is what congestive heart failure is. Causes in Cats • If a cat is born with a congenital defect, it can lead to CHF • Any degeneration of the valves of the heart • • Cardiomyopathy, which is a disease of the muscle itself • The lining around the heart can become diseased as well • If the electrical impulses…

Cat Heart Disease

…during each heart beat, decrease fluid buildup around the lungs and in the abdomen, and control any heartbeat irregularities. Dietary adjustments and nutrition support are also frequently employed in such situations. Some medications that are used to treat feline cardiomyopathy include diuretics, cardiac glycosides, and vasodilators. Diuretics increase the excretion of fluid, thereby reducing the accumulation of fluid that often occurs when a cat…

Cat Spleen Cancer

…to perform a needle biopsy. X-rays of your cat’s chest will be done to determine if there is any metastasis in the lungs. An echocardiogram may also be done to see if there is fluid around the heart.Treatment Options If your cat has been found to have a malignant tumor of the spleen, it will be hospitalized. Intravenous fluids and blood transfusions will be initiated. This will help with and . If metastasis is too severe, there is no advisable…

Dog Spleen Cancer

…be used to perform a needle biopsy. X-rays of the chest will be done to determine if there is any metastasis in the lungs. An echocardiogram may also be done to see if there is fluid around the heart.Treatment Options If your dog has been found to have a malignant tumor of the spleen, it will be hospitalized. Intravenous fluids and blood transfusions will be initiated. This will help with and . If metastasis is too severe, there is no advisable…

Cat Larynx and Trachea Cancer

…CBC will be done along with a chemical profile. Urinalysis will also be done. Ordinarily your vet will also take x-rays of the neck and chest. These procedures will normally be followed by acquiring a sample of the fluids in the lungs. Under anesthesia your cat will have an endoscopy. This is a procedure during which a tube is placed down your cat’s throat to see any potential abnormalities. A biopsy will be obtained at that time. If these tests…

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