|Barked: Tue Jul 10, '12 1:10pm PST |
|I had a similar experience to what Natalie described with the bf's dog. We'd taken him to a different vet than our normal one for shots because we didn't want a 7 in 1, and while she was doing the examination, she told us he had a heart murmur. We started freaking out and immediately made an appointment with the specialist she recommended. Suddenly we were both sure he was tiring too fast, breathing too hard, ect.
My father suggested taking Booth to our regular vet before driving several hours and spending hundreds of dollars on a specialist. Took him into my vet, didn't tell him about the heart murmur until he had listened to his heart and said everything was fine. After I told him what the other vet had said, he listened again but said everything sounded normal to him. Took him back at a year old and everything still sounded normal.
So I definitely agree that getting a second opinion is a good idea. And as others have said, even if he does have a heart murmur, the low grade ones often have no real consequence on the dog's life.
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