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erfunhouse 01-31-2014 04:36 PM

Seeing their heartbeat?
 
How many of you can see your dogs heart beating when they are laying on their sides? Is there anything wrong?

Both Sabo and Kia have easily visibility when they lay on their sides. I can see pulsation under the ribs right tucked near the "arm pit".

I know in skinny humans you can see aortic pulsation in the umbilical region...is it the same with dogs?

misslesleedavis1 01-31-2014 04:38 PM

I can see Tysons heart beating too and also shilohs :)

Lilie 01-31-2014 05:34 PM

I see my dog's as well. Especially when they are really relaxed...I guess because they are laying on their sides.

trcy 01-31-2014 05:40 PM

I can see Kaleb's also.

erfunhouse 01-31-2014 05:42 PM

PHEW! I was freaking out! LOL! Starting to worry about a cardiomegaly or something! LOL!

brightspot 01-31-2014 05:43 PM

First time I saw it, I freaked out, too. It didn't look like the classic "lub, dub". But my pup is fine.

erfunhouse 01-31-2014 05:55 PM

No it doesn't! That's also the freaky thing! LOL!

Springbrz 01-31-2014 08:06 PM

Phew! I was worried a bit, too. I can see Ziva's, also. And, it doesn't seem regular and even like a humans.

Msmaria 01-31-2014 10:10 PM

I think I posted something about Dexter's heartbeat months back. It really freaked me out too and I thoughtmaybe he had some heart issues because it would be 3 times and then two. I took him to the vet and he said it was normal.

coulter 01-31-2014 10:14 PM

Yeah it was weird when you first notice it. But now I like to put my head up to it and listen


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