The owners report that he is doing well and overall is in the same condition as the previous visit two months ago. He has been coughing approximately 6-7 times a day. He coughs when he is excited or after getting up in the morning. No orthopnea has been noted during the past week. His appetite has been decreasing gradually and is quite variable. Also, he continues to have diarrhea.
Signalment: 11.5 years old, Male, Standard Poodle
Presenting Complaint: He presented for a routine recheck appointment. Thirteen months previously he was diagnosed as being in congestive heart failure (CHF) and twelve months ago he went into an atrial fibrillation rhythm.
Currently the dog is being treated with the following medications:
Benazepril 10mg x 1 BID
Pimobendan 5mg x 2 BID
Diltiazem 30mg x 2.5 TID
Potassium 600mg x 1 TID
Furosemide 40mg x 2 TID
Hydrochlorothiazide 25mg as needed (currently getting approximately 1-2 doses per week)