My dog has just been diagnosed with a valve degeneration. He is part Yellow lab and part German Sheppard. He is 12. He is now taking Enacard and Dixogin. Is there anything else we can do to help prolong his life and how can we tell if things are progressing slowly or rapidly? What is generally the prognosis?
I would monitor him for pulmonary edema. You will notice coughing especially at night. He should have his heart checked ( echo )every 6 mo., and I also recommend a blood test every 3-6 mo. Your german shep has already lived his life expectancy so whatever you are doing it is good. vetcare