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Dog with collapsed trachea & heart disease

Hello to all,
I have a 13 yr old female Chihuahua (7lbs) who has been diagnosed with mitral valve insuffiency (grade 3 heart murmur) as well as a
collapsed trachea (these are often synonymous ailments). She has been prescribed a diuretic (Lasix), Hydrocodone (for cough), and an ACE inhibitor (Enacard). We are trying several herbs to replace these meds and would like to try homeopathy as well. She is not yet in
heart failure and we'd like to keep her from this.
Symptoms: dry, hacking cough; some shortness of breath; blood pressure is not elevated; respiration rate has not increased to abnormal levels; inhale/exhale is slightly heavier than before. Activity level nor appetite have changed. I am curious about what homeopathic remedy would be best for both of these ailments (degenerative heart valve disease & collapsed trachea). I found a collapsed trachea kit online that contains the following remedies : Spongia, Lachesis and Calc Fluorica. It didn't say at what potencies these remedies are at. Would this also help her heart since there is Spongia in it? I
have read that Lachesis 30C and Drosera 30C are both good for a collapsed trachea. Is Lachesis better though since she also has heart issues? I have also read that the following remedies are good for the heart: Adonis vernalis & Strophanthus
hispidus. Would either of these be appropriate? What potencies for these? Any advice would be so greatly appreciated. I just
want to do what is best for her. Thank you so very much!!!
  bluj3803 on 2007-09-12
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since cough is there for immediate relief Spongia in 30 potency twice daily for a week can be used. But you can get help from a homeopathic vet. near your area to take care of further treatment regime.
maheeru last decade

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