Heart murmur on dogs

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Avatar m tn I only know he had an ear infection and the vet found a muffled sound coming from his heart on examination, The vet told me it was a heart murmur, he also gave him water tablets to remove the fluid from his chest and lungs 3 weeks ago I was told his heart was much better, the dog himself is clinically
Avatar f tn Thanks for coming to MedHelp.org, I can tell you are very concerned. It is not uncommon for older dogs to have heart murmur's and be as-symptomatic. Especially smaller dogs. A heart murmur is nothing more then an abnormal sound when you auscultate (listen to) the heart with a stethoscope. The most common clinical signs that you see are the ones that your veterinarian described. Coughing and tiring easily. Their are 2 approaches one could take. First would be the conservative approach.
1402901 tn?1283134912 Heart murmers are simply abnormal heart sounds. Many aged dogs have clinically insignificant heart murmers. But heart disease does occur and its progression and signs can be mitigated with medications and monitoring. Heart disease is a generic term which groups many different forms of heart ailment, many of which are treated and managed somewhat differently. To decide what is required, the following process is utilized. A thorough history (any coughing?, tiring easily?
Avatar m tn As your dog ages, all muscles in the body may become less toned. This reduction in tone includes the heart. The murmur may increase with age. Your best bet for prognosis is to eventually have a cardiac workup including echocardiogram, EKG, chest X-Rays, and bloodwork. Heart medications, if necessary are very effective and some can even help to prevent further deterioration.
Avatar f tn we just took the dog in for a second opinion and the vet confirmed the heart murmur. she said it was a 2-3 and small. she said just to keep an eye on him and bring him back if he ever becomes symptomatic. she said he could possibly never develop symptoms. she said we could give him fish oil and vitamin e but said she had no info on coenzyme q-10 for dogs... i felt better when she asked how old he was and i said he was 11 and she could not believe it and asked what we were feeding him.
53833 tn?1234996629 Have you ever looked into the cause of your cats heart murmur? Sometimes, bad teeth will cause an infection on the heart valves. The bacteria in the mouth travel to the heart and settle on the heart valves. It causes pockets of pus to form, and the valves will not close properly. An antibiotic could improve the heart murmur a lot. This also happened with my cat!! It might be worth asking your vet about this. I hope your vet has already told you about this!!
Avatar f tn He just started take Hydrocodone for coughing but I think that will just provide temporary relief as I read there is no cure for tracheal collapse, just things you can do to manage it. So will putting him on heart medicine stop the honking cough and is it possible he can have both heart murmur and tracheal collapse and the cough may never go away?
506570 tn?1215836300 I just took my 7 week old Alaskan Malamute puppy for his first vet heck and vaccination. The vet listened to his heart and immediatly told me he suspected a heart murmur. He comment that is was only slight and wanted me to bring him back a couple of days later to let the other vet who works there give a second opinion. Upon a second opinion, the other vet confirmed a heart murmur. I was not given a grade for the murmur.
Avatar n tn Hopefully some other members will have some personal information for you, but meanwhile, post your question on the Ask-a Vet board here at Med Help. Scroll down on this page and look for the link on the right side under "Related Expert Forums." I wonder if this is something that may eventually be able to be repaired with surgery? No doubt it would be expensive, but I'm curious since I don't know how far that sort of thing has come with veterinary medicine.
Avatar n tn I have a 7yr. old Golden Retriever who was diagnosed three years ago with a "suspected heart murmur." This has now been confirmed, and the blood test result is in the "middle range" and the vet thinks it is a leaking heart valve. The dog is showing no symptoms whatsoever, and the vet suggests that it would be a good idea to start him on Vetmedin before he begins to show symptoms.
Avatar f tn I'm 25 I was diagnosed with a heart murmur when I was 3.I never had symtpoms till now I feel tierd all the time and the other day I was playing basketball and my heart started beating fast and I ran out of breath it took me a while to catch my breath again.
Avatar n tn I have a one year old Boxer who has always had a repsiratory arrhythmia. She does not have a murmur, and is a very active puppy. She is solid muscle like most Boxers. She was seen by the Vet several times this year for routine check ups etc/, and they asked if I noticed the "resp. arrhythmia", and I did, as she sleeps right on top of us at times, so you can feel the heart being irregular.
Avatar m tn UK. My collie is 12 years old, he has recently had a vascular tumour removed from his hind leg from which he has recovered fine. Recently he is itchy and is gnawing himself and his fur is very thin and falling out as he scratches. He has always been a manic skinny dog but now his back end is hardly more than fur covered bone although he is bright and eating well he now weighs 18.5kg, and I've not noticed him drinking more than usual.
Avatar m tn Hello, I'm wondering if there are any alternative/holistic methods to treat Cushings Disease or diet recommendations. The thought of surgery is a concern, especially because my dog is older and has a heart murmur. I personally use natural substances rather than prescriptions and I'm wondering if there is holistic approach to dealing with my dog's condition if it turns out to be Cushings.
1518172 tn?1290822719 Canine heart disease sounds like the problem based on your dogs signs and enlarged right atrium. A veterinary cardiologist will be able to help.
Avatar n tn Is there any way I can help him get better especialy with the heart murmur and liver? He is recently on 1 tab Salurex [deuretic] and 1 tab Thyroxin in the morning and 1 tab Salurex and 1/2 tab Forhtecore 25 in the evening.
Avatar n tn Can I give my old dog, CoQ10(ubiqinone) for his kidneys, while giving him Fortekor for his heart murmur? This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Dogs/Kidney-Failure--Infection/show/2030584">Kidney Failure & Infection</a>.
Avatar f tn I was told when he was about 2 years old that he had a heart murmur, but then when I moved back to PA, and took him to a vet around here, they never said a word about the heart murmur until the next visit and I asked how is his murmur is, that is when she also stated that he has a heart murmur. I finally was able to take him to the heart doctor about this. $400.00 later, I was told I have nothing to worry about, just need to watch his breathing and that it would be fine to have him neutered.
Avatar n tn It sounds like your dog had a bout of syncope or fainting probably due to heart disease, but, the other possibility is epilepsy, and the episode may be due to a seizure. Evaluation by a vet is necessary to determine the cause. The vet can listen to your dog's chest and determine if he has a heart murmur, take chest X-Rays, and ideally an echocardiogram. If these are normal, than your dog may have a seizure disorder.
Avatar n tn I just got a dog recently. She's a cocker spanial and only 4 months old. Few days ago, she was diagnosed with Heart Murmur Grade 6. What should I do? She's my first pet and I want her to live.
Avatar n tn I've had a murmur for decades and never experienced any heart pain.
Avatar f tn Went to the vet and toto has a heart murmur and jack may have something terrible.
Avatar n tn My 13 year old cat was just diagnosed with a slight heart murmur, we have had blood work done on her but everything was negative. Do you think I need to see a cardiologist or do you think a follow-up with the vet would be sufficient at this time?
Avatar m tn Hi Donda, Our pet had some of the same reactions when his teeth were giving him problems. May want to have your pets teeth cleaned as well, especially if your pet is sneezing alot. Our vet told us that our dachshund,s bouts with tooth infections and many many "rounds" of antibiotics to fight it could lead bad bacteria attacking our pets heart leading to shorter lifespan. Since he had a grade 2 heart murmur since a puppy, this was a major concern for us.