Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A 7-year-old Pom coughs non-stop - x-rays

Chihuahua, F, 6 years.
No respiratory distress. X-rays of normal heart and lungs for comparison with the Pom case below.



Pom, F, 7 years
Acute respiratory distress
Non-stop coughing
The first vet had taken a 2nd X-ray 7 days ago when the dog started coughing again and prescribed medication. He did not think it was a heart problem.

Yet the dog's coughing got worst and became continuous during the past week. The owner consulted me.  No X-rays were taken by me.


No heart murmurs. Irregular heart beats.
What is the problem? Any cure?

X RAYS FROM THE FIRST VET







ANALYSIS - COMPARISON WITH X RAYS OF 2 OTHER DOGS
VENTRAL-DORSAL VIEWS OF X-RAYS



7-year-old Pom with continuous coughing. Pulmonary edema (cloudy lungs).
The right and left ventricles are enlarged when you compare to the normal heart of the Chihuahua. No heart murmurs. Irregular heart beats.  
As a Mar 27, 2015, the dog no longer coughs, being given heart medication

Compare that to the 6-year-old Chihuahua with no heart problem. Clear lungs (black)


Compare to a 1-year-old Pom with right-sided heart enlargement, coughed blood and panting



No cardiogram or another X-ray were done during consultation at Toa Payoh Vets,owing to cost constraints.



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ANALYSIS - COMPARISON WITH X RAYS OF 2 OTHER DOGS
LATERAL VIEWS OF X-RAYS

7-year-old Pom with continuous coughing. The heart looks normal.  This X-ray by the first vet was taken around 7 days before the non-stop coughing presented itself.  I did not have any X-rays taken to lower medical costs for the owner. 




A 6-year-old Chihuahua with a normal heart and lungs


A 1-year-old Pom with right-sided heart enlargement








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ANOTHER CASE OF COUGHING AND PANTING in a Pom seen by me in 2009.
POM, F, 1 year old.















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A CHIHUAHUA WITH NO PANTING OR HEART PROBLEMS FOR REFERENCE







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