My poodle is 11yrs old and was diagnosed w/congestive heart failure 14mons ago. She's on Enacard & Lasix. Her cough got worse. I took her to the vet and was given Toussigon. I stopped giving it to her b/c it seemed to make her condition worse (she had trouble breathing, stopped eating, diarhea, very lathargic). After X-rays & Bld work I was told her condition is at it's end stages. Could the Toussigon caused her breathing trouble? (she was very active before the Toussigon)She is now on a bronchodialator, how long can that help before her breathing gets worse? I was just told from the vet that once an animal starts Enacard they have approximately 1 yr to live. Is this true?
I recommend that you get a second opinion. It sounds like your pet should be on lasix and enancard if the diagnosis is congestive heart failure. Good luck, vetcrae