Message Number: YG5187 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-05 13:37:00 UTC
Subject: Possible heart condition?

Hello everyone. I'm really hoping I can get some help here as I'm at
a complete loss.

A week ago today, Tootsie starting having what sounding like little
gasping attacks. Once in awhile, a coughing fit would follow. This
went on for several hours at which point I took her to the vet. The
doc told me both her heart and lungs sounded fine, but that her
throat was a bit inflamed. So, she was put on Baytril for a week.
Since then, I've heard her having coughing spells here and there, but
none of the gasping sounds. Well, it started again today. Gasping
and it looks like she's having a bit of a problems swallowing as
well. There was only one coughing fit. For the most part, her
activity level has stayed the same. She's just under a year. Eating
and pooping well. She's done this maybe 2 or 3 times over the last
few months, but it seems to be happening more frequently as time goes
by. Please help.