Q. Pomerainan has chf s taking enalapril 2.5 mg and Lasix 12.5 has been coughing almost non stop since this a can not reach vet before am what can I do

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A. He should get an urgent exam to rule out complicating medical issues such as infection or tracheal disease. You do not mention dose frequency but in crisis situations lasix can be used x3-4 times daily so could be repeated at 4-6hours especially if there is significant panting as well as cough. Honey can help to line the throat and reduce irritation and encourage regular drinks of water

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