Sinclair came in 11/10/17 from a shelter where he was found as a stray. They estimated him to be about 9 years old and detected a heart murmur, some eye issues, and he was vomiting so they reached out to NEBTR to take him in. They said he was very scared so I wasn’t sure what to expect but he was sweet with us. He was very thin, coughing, and would throw up his food when eating. We started dividing his meals into 3 or more portions and giving him them one at a time so it would go down and that worked. At my vet he was diagnosed with a grade 4 heart murmur. Xrays showed he has a very enlarged heart with some fluid which causes the coughing. He was diagnosed with left sided congestive heart failure. Also confirmed glaucoma in his right eye. He was prescribed drops for his eye that he is given twice a day and Lasix and Enalapril for his heart also twice a day. His cough improved and we went for rechecks every few weeks at the vet to check his eye and heart. Recently he was coughing more and wheezy. At a recheck the vet added a third medicine Vetmedin twice a day to improve heart function. This seems to have helped. Sinclair has had a few seizures in the past couple months. They are mild so we were not sure what was happening at first. I was able to video one and the vet confirmed it was a seizure. At this time we are just keeping track of them. We have to watch his activity as he can tire easy from his heart condition but he still loves to play. He gets along great with my 2 dogs and cats. He is a licker and gives everyone kisses, especially my Boston and cats! He is very sweet and will give us hugs too. He is a happy guy and we will keep it that way as long as possible!
– Leslie Kaucic, Foster Mom