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Unhappy Sad new about our Tess

The vet confirmed today what I have suspected for several weeks. The cardiologist came in and did an ultrasound, and the regular vet took X-rays. Tess's heart disease has progressed to a level where she is considered to have congestive heart failure, and she's now on a bunch of medication. I have heard of Cavaliers living for up to three years on the heart meds, but the usual life span is 6 months to a year.

I'm hoping against hope that Tess is the exception--the dog that responds really well to the meds. They started the meds this morning, and I think she already seems perkier. But time wil tell.

So, please send healing thoughts to Tessie. She's a plucky little thing who brings a lot of joy to the people in her life.
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so sorry to hear about your Tess... I have heard that they can live up to a year and that cavs are prone to heart issues... I know of several dogs with heart issues that have lived significantly longer than the vets said they would... I hope your tess is one of them

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I'm so sorry, but I might suggest that you check into acupuncture to see if anything can be done to aid with the medication.

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I'm sorry about Tess.. I will keep her in my thoughts...
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I'm so sorry. I hope that Tess responds to the meds and that she's with you a lot longer. I've also heard a few years when they do well on the meds.

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I'm really sorry Tess has this diagnosis, praying she does well on the meds and stays around much, much longer!
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im so sorry to hear about Tess.
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I'm really sorry about your Tess...I will keep her in my thoughts.l
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So sorry to hear. The only good that come from such news is identifying what your up against. My pets have bettered such timeline. Hope you have the same result.

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I am so sorry to hear about Tess, but like you I'm hopeful that the meds will really help.

We had a female, Samoyed, named Munchkin, that had congestive heart failure, and she was on Lasix for quite sometime, and it really helped her.

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