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ettaariane
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Hi again.

I had to return because my story may make a difference with someones dog dementia diagnosis. As I said Dusky was diagnosed with dementia and I posted here about my relief when medication gave us both some rest. However, something didn’t settle with me because Dusky seemed perfectly normal mentally so I went back to the vet for a second opinion. It turned out that Duskys heart was bothering him and he didn’t have dementia. He was given two meds. Fortekor 20mg and Frusedale 40mg. One for the heart and one for water retention.Half a tablet each, once a day. Today he was running around the park with his toy and as bright as a button. He is fast asleep and the panting and restlessness has ceased. I am a bit angry because the last thing he needed was diazepam when he has a heart problem. Best wishes to everyone. Ann