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  1. Please Help Dog has Heart Murmur

    Dog Health
    Hello, We have a 1.5 yrs old beagle/jack russel mix 17.5lbs. Have had him since he was 3 months old. Took him to vet to get his lyme shot today and the vet listened to his heart a long time, went and had another vet listen to his heart, came back and said that Kiko has a grade 2 heart murmur...
  2. Min pin with heart murmer.

    Dog Health
    Rosie is a rescue from Mexico. We have had her for 7 years. We were told she was two when we got her. I think most rescues are two (LOL). She has always been in good health. At her last checkup the vet detected an irregular heart beat. I listened to it: 2 beats, pause, 5 beats, pause. this was...
  3. Panting

    General Dog Discussion
    I read somewhere that when a dog pants, the breath is synchronized with the heartbeat. Is this true? Can you give me link to read more about it? I want to figure out the relationship between systolic/diastolic phases to inhale/exhale. Please email me -- [email protected]
  4. Dilated cardiomyopathy or enlarged heart please help

    Dog Health
    Hi everyone Today Zoe's doctor told me that her heart got bigger and that is one the reason she has difficulties in her breathing I found out that dogs diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy will die from a few weeks to a number of years. She is only 4 years old and she was always sick either...
  5. Heart disease questions. Please help!

    Dog Health
    I know this is long and I have 14 questions but if your dog has heart disease can you please read all of this and help me? My 7 year old Chihuahua was just diagnosed with mild, early stage heart disease. We saw a vet who went to Cornell and has studied additionally in cardiology but she is not...
  6. Cardiomyopathy- Heart failure

    Dog Health
    One of my colleagues (Theresa) has a 3 legged, 6 year old doberman. He has been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy by a vet. Theresa closely monitors his heart rate and respiration particularly during and after a walk. He has no sickness or diarrhoea. The vet has prescribed some drugs but i do not...
  7. Dog Arrythmia / Blackouts

    Dog Health
    hi all - newbie here! Apologies in advance, this could be quite long and Im not even sure why Im posting.... venting, advice, anecdotes, comfort - anything I suppose? Our JRT, Ren, is about 11. In the last year she has started to slow down a bit - we put it down to getting on a bit. About 8...
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