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…has been causing the persistent and non-regenerative cytopenias. She was also diagnosed with a partial acl tear in her back knee, dilated cardiomyopathy, and more recently has new uveitis in the right eye. She has had 2 bone marrow biopsies, several ct scans, several echocardiograms, and countless

27 July 2020 9:40 pm
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1. No evidence of metastatic disease.

2. Apparent mild cardiomegaly, suggestive of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Other acquired heart disease cannot be

ruled out. There is no heart failure.


I think that's awesome. And of course you

12 December 2019 4:03 pm
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…of a mass or swelling.


1. No evidence of metastatic disease.

2. Apparent mild cardiomegaly, suggestive of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Other acquired heart disease cannot be

ruled out. There is no heart failure.

…neoplasia such as chondrosarcoma, fibrosarcoma or other mesenchymal tumor. Mild cardiomegaly, most consistent with compensated hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. No signs of metastatic disease are seen. RECOMMENDATIONS: ECG and echocardiography are suggested for further workup of the cardiac changes, and

…Dobe, beautiful red male...totally fit this magnificent beast. Passed at age 6 of lymphoma

Harley - Dobe, red female; passed at age 6 of cardiomyopathy

Kodi - (short for Kodiak) Westie, keeping with the "bear" theme started by Bear; still plugging along at age 15

Nitro - black Dobe, and my

17 July 2019 8:44 am
Topic: Names
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Views: 3763

…this heart diseases, as well as pet parents, in general. The FDA released a warning to veterinarians and pet owners about reports of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating pet foods that contained peas, lentils, legume seeds, or potatoes as the main ingredients. However, the DCM cases reported to

… Food and Drug Administration today for the first time publicly identified the pet food brands most frequently associated with cases of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a serious and potentially fatal heart disease. The vast majority of cases involve dogs, but a few cases involving cats have been reported,

28 June 2019 9:17 am
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…but I wanted to add that I make golden paste and used it for my boxer, Hooch, who suffered from an unusual form of lymphoma as well boxer cardiomyopathy, which greatly limited our treatment choices.  He also had such bad hip problems that he hadn't been able to jump up onto a bed for several months.

17 August 2018 12:34 pm
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…DCM is dilated cardiomyopathy

Ah, thanks for the explanation. Another vet term I can geek out on 😉  Big hearted Monte, what a love.

Here's to ! WOOHOOO!!!

Yeah it's

31 May 2018 10:59 am
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…us posted. Get your rest, he will be home before you know it.

P.S. what is "DCM"? Sorry I don't recognize that term.  

DCM is dilated cardiomyopathy - in human lingo that means an enlarged heart

30 May 2018 9:30 pm
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…will have a murmur their entire lives and never progress to heart failure.

If you have a large/giant breed or other breed at high risk for cardiomyopathy (Boxer/Doberman/Bulldog) then an echocardiogram is helpful.


Thanks for this Pam! This was what my thinking was with delaying her

23 January 2018 1:37 pm
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…will have a murmur their entire lives and never progress to heart failure.

If you have a large/giant breed or other breed at high risk for cardiomyopathy (Boxer/Doberman/Bulldog) then an echocardiogram is helpful.


23 January 2018 8:36 am
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…6 that I have had in my life, only two made it past 9 years of age. I am toying with applying to have him tested at NC State vet school for cardiomyopathy and their heart study on Boxers. I want to educate myself and be prepared but I also *don't* want to know if it is bad news...

Hope you are

…beat the odds - they gave him six weeks and he made it almost nine months.  He was not a candidate for chemo due to also suffering from boxer cardiomyopathy.   My beautiful Great Dane, Maddie, had her front leg amputated just over a month ago due to osteosarcoma.  We are still in the treatment phase and

…biopsy, we had an oncology consult and were going to try chemo but it turned out that he wasn't a candidate because he also suffered from boxer cardiomyopathy.  I took him to a holistic veterinarian and she put him on supplements and a special diet.  He was like a new dog!  He had pretty severe hip

…Coon cats are a breed with a high risk for HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) and often will not have a heart murmur.  I would do the echo to see how bad it is but depending on how early you are catching it these cats can

16 July 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
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Views: 625

…an enlarged heart - in a person, cardiomyopathy.  Often for a person they put them on heart medication to increase the strength of the contraction of the heart ( how strong the heart contracts to…

…should, the blood sort of backs up some.  They might even want a diuretic, a water pill, to help get rid of any extra fluids.

Maybe google "cardiomyopathy in cats" and see if you can find more information.  


14 July 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
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…not anticipate for our 4 year old family member - we are encouraged by the stories that we have read here! An additional diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy has us a little more pessimistic about her long term future, but we are still optimistic about her overall health and her ability to recover quickly

22 February 2017 7:21 pm
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…coughing and having bloody stools, they were checking for asthma and GI issues, he does have asthma (unless it is related to his Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy--heart problem) and we still have yet to diagnose why he gets some blood in his stools, but after a round of metrinidizole, that seems to be at

…right before the new year. The good news is there were no masses in his lungs yay!!! We did find out some other news though he has dialated cardiomyopathy with afib 🙁 Poor guy can't catch a break. He had to spend a few nights in Tufts ICU but he is doing great on his new medication regiment for his

7 January 2017 2:27 pm
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…outside making a retching sound like she was coughing up grass....2 coughs later, she was gone, most likely due to a heart attack caused by cardiomyopathy.

I've also experienced different ways of grieving...I've gotten a puppy on the very day my first Westie passed (in order to preserve my sanity

…with specific phrases, and you're sure to find lots of helpful feedback. 

be sure to check common misspellings too...

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29 July 2016 7:17 am
Topic: Aging issues
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…. I have never heard of chemo being hard on Dobes, although I'm well aware of the heart issues. (My second dobe, Harley, dropped dead of cardiomyopathy at age 6). You might want a second opinion on this, as it may not be as bad as you've been led to believe.

Good luck - Dobes are the greatest!

20 July 2016 7:22 pm
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…appetite? We got some from our vet Tuesday afternoon. I wracked my brain for foods that have worked with my kids in the past- we had a CDM (cardiomyopathy) dane several years ago who wouldn't eat...egg noodles cooked in low sodium broth with added chicken/ground beef? Yep! Even before getting the

9 July 2015 8:31 am
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…have been very emotional about it.  Part of it is because we just lost Cloe's brother, Brutus, an 8 1/2 year old boxer, on May 19th.  He had cardiomyopathy and went rather suddenly, even though we knew it was coming some day.  It has been too much too soon.  Cloe has been sad since losing Brutus, and I

…If so, what are my options to prevent it in the future?

2. Could this pain have been caused by a diet deficiency? I've looked up everything from myopathy to posterior paralysis and am overwhelmed with data.

3. Has anyone else successfully used alternatives to prednisone
? In case we need it in the

…time a giant breed has a heart murmur I would check it out since they are prone to cardiomyopathy.  I assume his heart was a normal size on the chest xray but that does not tell you how it is functioning.  Adriamycin is the main chemo drug to

….  My boy, Jonas, died a year and a half ago - he was almost 7yo and just dropped to the ground one morning from a massive heart attack.  Cardiomyopathy was the likely culprit - and we never even knew he was unwell.  I know what a massive vacuum they leave in their wake, but I can say that Jonas

…across something online today. It is on a site called dogs with disabilities. This lady takes care of dogs with a condition called Degenteritive myopathy. Spelled wrong I am sure. Anyhow, these dogs display some of the same symptoms as Bailey. She talks of the tail not being able to wag and back

12 September 2014 6:41 pm
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…ball under 'Atlas acupuncture results' was the day after it happened. So we took her to the vet for blood work and X-rays - worried about cardiomyopathy. Tests showed her heart is normal size and all organs look good and nothing abnormal in her blood work. Vet said it leads him to think its

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