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Old 12-28-2012, 12:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I really wouldn't worry about it. Sounds like a low grade murmer that will likely go away as he ages. He is not having symptoms. My Mo had a low grade murmer his whole life. The vet would say ultrasound, cardiologist, etc. but he never had symptoms and it was low grade. He lived to 12 and died of cancer. His heart was fine.
Thanks Winnie. If it was a "2" I wouldn't worry about it but all the info on 3 and greater have a pretty high risk of issues.
When you say low are you speaking of a "2"?
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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My boy had a 2. One of the vets at our practice would always suggest the tests, etc. But the one that we truly trusted said that he didn't think it was necessary. Pets and people live normal lives with low grade murmers. My mother has a heart murmer. If you are unable to get an answer from this vet as to the grade, I'd get a second opinion. Many puppies have murmers that disappear. My vet would listen at routine visits to make sure it did not sound like it was worsening. That was the extent of what we did for our boy's murmer.
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Sometimes certain vets THINK they hear something. What I would do is go to another vet for a routine health check. Do not even mention that another vet heard the murmur, see if they also hear it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:40 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the info guys and gals...it is truly appreciated ! The breeder was VERY concerned and responsive. He stated that if anything happens to the dog for any heart related issues now that this is known,he would refund the full amount. If the murmur is still a 3 at 4 months and we decided to give him back he would NOT be put down.

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Get that in writing!!!
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