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Pulmonary Edema

Congestive Heart Failure in DogsCongestive heart failure ( CHF)is common in dogs. Small breed dogs such as poodles, Yorkshire...

…abdomen and rapid breathing.Because the heart is not pumping the blood forward there is a back up of the blood in the vessels. If the left side of the heart is involved then the fluid back up leaks into the lungs and pulmonary edema results in coughing. If the right side of the heart is involved , then the fluid back up is in the liver and the abdomen swells. This is called ascites. Sometimes the legs swell too. Pleural effusion --which is…

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