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Reply To: Distal Limb Swelling and Pyrexia

Liz Bode

Hi all,

Interesting case Scott and generated some good discussion.

Distal limb swelling is unusual in small animals with cardiac disease. I think I’ve seen it most commonly with blocked lymph drainage not associated with cardiac disease. Dogs and cats with right sided heart failure can get brisket oedema, but this is unusual and only seen (at least in my experience) with severe disease. This can extend down their limbs if bad enough.

Hope you are all safe and well.