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|02-21-2017 12:42 AM|
|Tlnug||We have a white German shepherd who was diagnosed with this condition at six months. We took her to a veterinary cardiologist for a consult. While there I asked about a pacemaker. The analogy used on why a pacemaker would not help in this instance was that of revving the engine of a car - it might regulate the heart but would overtax it to a degree it could cause other issues. I'm am not a medical expert - just sharing what was relayed to me. I can say that our girl has been on the combination of meds listed within this thread with good results so far, reducing the number of runs/incidents considerably. She is on the severe side of the spectrum of this condition. She'll be two years old in May. We'll repeat the holter monitoring at that time to determine whether she has "outgrown" the condition. My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone else going through this experience. We consider each day with our girl a blessing.|
|11-14-2016 02:25 PM|
|Steve Willey||My 9 month Shepard has this. My vet heard it when I had her in for something else. I took her to the cardiologist he had her wear a holter monitor for 48 hrs. She's on meds now.|
|11-14-2016 07:56 AM|
This is not common. An arrhythmia would be heard, an ECG done then a holter to confirm.
I don't believe we "pace" for this. But I can check.
Pacemakers run about 5-6 dollars.
I just personally learned of this while asking about another board members dog. It's not something that I have ever seen.
Joey and Chandler, lots of dogs have irregular heart rythyms. The heart speeds up and slows down, usually in conjunction with their respiratory rate. It's called a sinus arrhythmia. And it is normal in dogs. This syndrome is totally different and would sound totally different.
|11-14-2016 04:03 AM|
|Joey-and-chandler||How do you find this out, is it this common? My dogs have irregular heartbeats too but everytime at the vets they check and say its normal? Is it a different thing.|
|11-14-2016 12:20 AM|
Sudden death syndrome
My 9 month old Shepard has this too. I found out about a month ago.
|11-14-2016 12:15 AM|
|Steve Willey||I just found out my 9 month old Shepard has this too. How is your Shepard doing I know this is a old thread.|
|10-11-2016 11:51 AM|
Is there anyone I can talk to about Inherited Ventricular Arrhythmia's in GSD's? My Louie is 5 months old and was diagnosed with this condition. We have immediately started him on two different heart medications. I'm so scared for him.
Please, can anyone who has been though this before provide some experience? Do the meds help?
Thanks so much in advance.
|05-20-2014 08:31 AM|
Originally Posted by Sashapath View Post
|05-19-2014 07:29 PM|
|Sashapath||Actually, I did read somewhere on the internet (because clearly everything you read on the internet is true ) that pace makers can be put into dogs for this sort of problem. However, I could not imagine how much that would cost--although, I'm sure that if I had the money to do it, I would--after all no material thing can make you happier than your pup!|
|05-16-2014 12:21 AM|
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