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My 3 year old labrador who has an enlarged heart and a hole

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My 3 year old labrador who has an enlarged heart and a hole in the heart is really struggling in the heat. he is either panting heavily or when not panting has a very fast heart rate. He had the runs really badly a couple of nights ago . He was waking me up to go out every hour and what he was passing was like water. The next day he was still a little loose but improved. I thought he had probably eaten something that upset him.
I know that the temperatures are excessively high at the moment and I am hoping that this may be the cause. I have been trying to keep him cool by hosing him down in the garden or taking him to swim in the sea.
What do you think?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 4 years ago.

tomasicvet :

Hello,

tomasicvet :

I am sorry to hear about Frankie.

tomasicvet :

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

tomasicvet :

Is he taking any medication for his heart problem?

tomasicvet :

For diarrhea, you can try over the counter medication like Loperamide ( one brand name is Imodium).

tomasicvet :

How much does he weigh?

tomasicvet :

I am not seeing responses from you. I can try to connect with you another way.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 4 years ago.
Donna,
I hope you can see what I am writing now.

Let me now what else I can answer, or help with. It will help to know what he weighs, and what medications he is taking.

Rebecca

Expert:  Rebecca replied 4 years ago.
Hello Donna,
How is Frankie doing?

Rebecca

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