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Old 02-12-2019, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Congestive heart disease

Took Chowder to the vet today. Concerned about kidney infection after hibernation attempt. There's been blood in the urine for a few days. So, when the vet did the exam, he heard a murmur. The x-ray showed fluid around the heart. He said probably congestive heart disease (enlarged, flabby heart makes it difficult for it to push all the blood out, which results in the fluid. And this is also what causes the murmur). Waiting on blood work for the possible kidney issue. If it is heart disease, there might be some possible treatment, but might be too $$$.

Anyone have experience with heart disease in their hedgie?
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Update on Chowder the Hedgie. There is nothing wrong with his kidneys. Unfortunately it is his heart. He has congestive heart disease We are going to try some medication. If he starts putting on weight in the next week, we'll know the medicine is working. If not, well, there are no other options 😢
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