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redsjoy posted:
I have a 7 year old female Great Dane. Back in October 2013 she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and atrial flutter. She was put on Diltiazen-120 mg, Digoxin-.25 mg, Furosemide-80 mg, Pimobendan-5 mg and VetMedin- 5 mg (two 1/2 pills). She was already taking Thyroxine-1 1/2 tablets twice a day. All the medication was for twice a day. She keeps going through periods when she will stop eating, which causes her to lose weight. I started taking her to her regular vet as she is closer and is more helpful. We have changed her medication, leaving off the Pimobendan and decreasing the Diltiazen and Digoxin to 1/4 tablet twice a day and the furosemide to 1/2 tablet once a day. We did not change the Vetmedin. So many of her medications have a not eating side effect. Does she really need all of this medication? Are there other medications I could use instead that do not have the not eating side effect?
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