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2 Years Since DCM Diagnosis

Two years after her original Dilated Cardiomyopathy diagnosis, Limoncello had her routine cardiology check up at VSEC with Dr. Bossbaly. I reported to Dr. Bossbaly that Cello is doing well and back to normal activity with no complications. Although Limoncello was never put on medication for her DCM, she is still on the following supplements:

  • L-Carnetine
    • 1 gram twice daily
  • Taurine
    • 1000 mg twice daily
  • Coenzyme Q10
    • 30 mg tablet once daily

Dr. Bossbaly informed me that Limoncello’s heart disease is stable on the current supplements. There as been a slight increase in Cello’s heart size from July 2019 and a trivial amount of mitral valve insufficiency as noted previously. During her cardiovascular examination, it was noted that her heart murmur remains a 2/6 left apical blowing quality murmur wit ha high pitch component. Her heart rate is 100-120 bpm and regular with occasional respiratory variation. Her lungs are clear.

Dr. Bossbaly was pleased with Cello’s condition overall. Her recommendation is to continue the current supplements with no changes and to continue tracking Cello’s sleeping respiratory rate (SRR).

Limoncello will see Dr. Bossbaly again in August of 2020.

4 thoughts on “2 Years Since DCM Diagnosis

  1. Thanks for the update; glad to know Cello is doing well and to learn more about the care of canine medical conditions!

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