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heart murrmer in dogs,

simbasmom
August 31st, 2006, 01:57 PM
pom has been put on water pills because vet says she heard rattling in heart, is fluid. he is 8 years old how bad is this?:usa:

BoxerRescueMTL
August 31st, 2006, 03:09 PM
What grade is the murmur? They grade them on a scale of 1 to 6. 6 is the worst. My beagle has a grade 5 but it is easily managed with daily pills. She has a normal life :)

Frenchy
August 31st, 2006, 06:20 PM
I had a foster with grade 3,vet told me she would live a normal life.:thumbs up

vfrohloff
September 2nd, 2006, 11:09 AM
Has the dog always had a heart murmur, or did it just develop? If it has developed recently it could be caused by some other health problem. If the dog has had it all his life and it's just now getting worse, it may be due to age and medication is all that is needed. Did the vet mention anything about further testing to determine the cause? Also, if the murmur continues to worsen it is a pretty good indication of other health problems.

huskypup
September 3rd, 2006, 02:29 AM
Freeway (RIP now at the bridge:rip: ) was diagnosed with a heart murmor when he was 8 years old, he lived until he was 15, luckily he was on no medication for it, we were just told to take it easy on him and he would tell us when the walk was too long for him, though Im sure sometimes he just didn't want to walk in the rain :) .

Heart murmors are apparently quite common?

vfrohloff
September 3rd, 2006, 08:46 AM
In my own experience, heart murmurs are pretty common. I have one ;) One of my Greyhounds has a heart murmur, and one of my cats had one (he died in May of an unrelated health problem):rip: I think it depends on the severity of the murmur and if it's getting worse or not.

simbasmom
September 4th, 2006, 04:01 PM
Thanks everyone for your help , I e-mail the lady she is an american and is trying to find and download this site.I sent her this link, once again thanks. for your help.my ****hzu 9years is going to the vet wed.aft. for crusty skin like psoriosis ,? don`t know what this is he`s on her (the vets) hypo food hard and dry for 31/2 weeks now the only thing so far that has helped to keep him from liking and bleeding his feet,legs wrapped in paper with poly sporn vit-e and put booties. on.:-)