Heart Failure, Congestive (Right-sided) in Dogs
Most dogs are treated on an outpatient basis unless the condition is severe. Some of the treatment options that are used to treat this condition include a restriction of activity, and a reduction of sodium in the diet. In some cases, surgery will be required. If there is a build up of fluid in the abdomen or the chest, a technique called "tapping" can be used to remove some of the excess fluid.
Living and Management
Following treatment, it is important to administer the full course of prescribed medication and observe any abnormalities in your dog's behavior. It will also be necessary to monitor your dog's kidney health. This disease is not curable, so ongoing management will be required.
Preventing right-sided congestive heart failure is dependent on the underlying cause of the disease. For example, if heartworms are the cause of the heart diseases, you will need to ensure that your dog is taking heartworm medication regularly, and that you revisit your veterinarian for routine wellness checkups.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The condition of being drowsy, listless, or weak
The process of making something larger by dilating or stretching it
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