2 yr old Bichon X with heart murmer
My vet just heard a heart murmer on my 2 yr old bichon x. I'd like another opinion on where to first proceed to decide the severity of this issue. The vet first suggested to to a heartworm test. We live in Labrador, and there is no heartworm here. We spent last summer in the northeastern US, and upon return to Labrador she received a dose of Revolution. (I might add that the heartworm test costs $135 because of courrier fee to the lab in PEI). Would my money be better spent on a chest xray or ultrasound? Do you think there is even a risk of heartworm since she has had the Revolution?
She appears healthy, active and eats well. She has an occasional cough, particularly in the mornings. I understand this can either be a symptom of heartworm or heart disease. She is currently taking antibiotics for an anal gland infection. How would you suggest to proceed? I have only one vet to choose from in my town and I'd appreciate your suggestions.