12 yr old Beagle mix,very ill

Old 06-13-05, 05:15 PM
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12 yr old Beagle mix,very ill

My wifes grandmother called with some bad news. She told us that her dog,Lady was at the vets today & was told that the dog has only 6 mos to live. Accoding to the vet there is fluid in her stomach which she is now on meds for.Neither my wife nor myself has spoken to the vet personally {yet}.I was just wondering if anybbody has ever heard of this condition & the cause.One mitigating factor to me may be that the dog overweight by 10/15 lbs. G-mom has been feeding her 3 X a day {3-4 biscuits for breakfast & lunch ,1 cup of dry food for dinner} in spite of our suggestions to cut it way back.Any help is appreciated.
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You might talk to the vet. Ascites or fluid in the abdomen is a sign of heart failure. If this is the case, this dog is extremely ill and probably has only a short time to live. There is little that can be done other than to make the rest of its life as pleasant as possible.

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