heart murmur


Barked: Wed Mar 25, '09 5:53am PST 
I just got a puppy who is 10 wks old and my vet found a mild heart murmur. The health certificate from the breeder says he never had one. Does anyone know anything about heart murmurs? My vet said they will check him again in a month.
Louey- Fickett

Barked: Mon Mar 30, '09 4:35pm PST 
Louey's "sister" (non-biological)Nellie was diagnosed with a heart murmur when she was a pup. We had her checked every year after that and she lead a very normal active life. Last summer -10 years later the vet noticed some thickening in her heart walls and she was put on enalpril twice a day. Unfortunately Nellie also developed cushing's disease which had nothing to do with her heart, and we lost her this past February. I encourage you to have her checked by the vet and wish you all the best.