|09-30-2013 08:38 PM|
Thanks for the responses I'll keep it business as usual until next appointment. Thanks for putting my mind a little at ease
|09-30-2013 06:52 PM|
Many many pups have heart murmurs that outgrow them like your vet said.My first GSD had a grade one murmur at 8 weeks, it was gone by 4 months. It never bothered her.
Have seen lots of heart murmurs come into the clinic as babies, then gone...
I would let your pup just be normal....
|09-30-2013 06:09 PM|
What a great vet! my neighbor's vet missed her dog's murmur and tragically ended up dying at 3 yrs old. There are different reasons for murmurs, a common reason in human babies is called, patent ductus arteriousus (PDA). If you read the link, it is very treatable. Sounds like you dog is in good care.
What Is Patent Ductus Arteriosus? - NHLBI, NIH
|09-30-2013 06:03 PM|
|Sookie||I understand being worried but it sounds like the vet thinks it will resolve as your pup grows. Even if it doesn't, my dog had a severe heart murmur (grade 5 or 6 I think) that required surgery to put a coil in. Seven years later she is still super fit and healthy and active - never would know she had heart surgery So, even if it did get worse - which it sounds like it won't - your pup can still have a long and very active life. Hayden is half whippet and in spite of that coil races around like a speeding bullet!|
|09-30-2013 06:01 PM|
|WendyV||I wouldn't worry if the vet said most out grow it. I know that's easier said than done but worrying won't help or change the out come. It just causes you to fell stressed over something that will most likely be fine.|
|09-30-2013 05:53 PM|
Should I be worried?
Well Hans had his first Vet appointment. While in the room I noticed the Doc was listening to his heart for an unusually long time (probably 3-4 minutes). A little worried at this point I asked the Vet if something was wrong and she stated that she was hearing a very slight and faint heart murmur (She said it was a Grade 1).
My question is: Should I be worried at this point. The Vet said that it is not too uncommon for Puppies to have a slight Heart Murmur and that most grow out of it by the time they are 4-5 months old. While doing a little research online and on the forum I found several examples of the Murmur becoming worse over time. The Vet didn't put any restrictions on Hans but now I'm worried to exercise him too much. I'm probably over thinking this a little but I just lost a young dog a couple of weeks ago due to similar circumstances. I have a health guarantee with the Breeder for two years but I think I will wait for the results of the follow-up appointment to contact them.
Hans also has a bacterial/yeast infection in both ears. All in all it was not a good Vet visit. Due back in three weeks to follow-up on Murmur. It's going to be a long three weeks.