Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sick Doggy

I've talked about my dog here a few times. Well, he's been feeling kind of crappy the last couple of days. He's had rapid, labored breathing, kind of lethargic and was coughing. So I took him to the vet and it turns out he has an enlarged heart. He has Chronic Valvular Disease, which means a valve in his heart is leaking and it's having to work harder to pump blood. It's common in small breeds as they get older, he's an 11-year-old Shi-Tzu, and is usually easily treated with medication and a special diet. You know, this is my little guy here. And seeing him in pain hurts. I have to take him back to the vet in a few weeks for a check up. I'll give an update then.