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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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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