February 17, 2017
I was working on a landscape photo for Thursday's blog post when Flash suddenly started coughing with an unusual quacking sound! Then he got up and came over to stand right in front of me, coughed again and fell over! He lay there for a while, raising his head to look at me but not trying to get up.
We reached his vet who recommended taking him to Valley Emergency Vet Care, which is open all night. So here we are, waiting for an Xray. The vet here suspects heart disease for she heard a murmur and his other symptoms are consistent with it. If that's the case, she will prescribe medication and possibly refer him to a cardiologist if we want further tests.
Flash did recover enough to walk to and from the car so he is okay for now. He is over 13 years old so it's not surprising that his health is not what it was when he was younger.