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Old 02-28-2017, 08:22 AM
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The vet said she had heart failure stage 5 heart murmu (out of 6) but she didn't have any symptoms, just took her for her annual vaccinations. I'm going to take her to another vet (cardiologist) for a second opinion. Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-28-2017, 01:31 PM
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I second getting a cardiologists opinion. Whenever there is any confusion about a diagnoses and or a treatment plan, IMO a workup by an appropriate specialist is indicated, in this case a cardiologist. Let us know what your cardiologist finds and recommends.
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Will do Laco :-)
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Hi there - any update on your pup? I hope things are going well.
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My collie has a grade 3 murmur with no symptoms as yet.
I switched him to a part home cooked diet and am supplementing with taurine and a home made hawthorn decoction for the heart.
Am looking into heart friendly nutrition- I believe diet is crucial This site has lots of info
DogAware.com Health: Heart Disease in Dogs
My last dog was on lasix at times for a lung issue.. You must absolutely get bloodwork done at the start to test for kidney function with periodic tests thereafter.
Because she had elevated kidney numbers, I elected for a 'pulsed therapy' regime - so I only gave lasix for a limited period if she sounded rattly.
Personally I would avoid sustained periods of intense activity. For example my dog would chase balls all afternoon if I let him but I don't.

Good luck.

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