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Old April 28th, 2010, 12:23 AM
dutchie dutchie is offline
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advice for 16 yr old beagle

"Dino" is a 16 yr old 15" tri colour beagle. He has advanced congestive heart failure and takes vetmedin and a diuretic for the fluid in the lungs. My vet has remarked that it is amazing that Dino is still alive - due to his heart.
The other night my kids left some KFC on the coffe table and Dino helped himself. He now has a distended belly, although he is eating and acting normal. I have a vet appt in the morning to assess.
My question is this, what are the risks with giving a dog such as mine anesthetic. What can I expect? Could some one give me some sort of educated guess at the odds on him making it through? I understand the surgury is quite expensive and invasive.
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