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Heart murmur help..!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by 4587ww, Sep 24, 2019.


  1. 4587ww

    4587ww PetForums Newbie

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    Hi was after some advice
    My greyhound Dog was seen by a vet Saturday the 14th September to have a small lump checked,vet was not to worried as the lump is very small been there about 4 months with no change in size and to monitor as she is due a booster vaccination end off November,whilst we was there gave her a good look over and said she had a healthy heart beat was good weight and overall very good condition,
    Monday 16th September she was not her self so had a looked at by a different vets as our normal one did not have any appointments that day.so once at the vets he said when listening to her heart he thinks she has a heart murmur he had a second listen and he no longer could hear it,
    They only way to be certain was to book xrays and an ultra sound for £300 I agreed and booked her in for the 14th October.
    On the 24th September she had a skin rash with yellow pus so we booked an appointment with the usual vet practice but seen by a different vet the previous and was prescribed some antibiotics and cone to stop her irritating it whilst there asked the vet to listen to her heart and told them about previous check up and they could not hear anything to concern them and sounds fine to them.

    would you cancel the appointment for the X-ray and ultra sound our go ahead,
    Don’t want to put her under anesthesia
    as she is 8 and a half just on one recommendation

    Any advice with previews dog owners with greyhound heart murmur would be appreciated
     
  2. lullabydream

    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    It must have been really minor.

    If your normal vet isn't worried I wouldn't be either.. Murmur usually just means a noisy/loud heartbeat

    You could always check in about 6 months and go from there to be honest.

    It's unlikely the original vet got it wrong, so yes there could be a slight problem and the x Ray scan gives a baseline.
     
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