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5th April 2008, 05:44 PM
bax had his vaccs this morning and our vet checked him over as when got him we thought that he had a hernia. Today when we went in she was listening to his heart for a good while and she says that he is developing a heat murmur but that we don't have to worry about it yet!:confused:

5th April 2008, 05:46 PM
Oh no! Hopefully Baxter will be just fine. Did your vet think he should see a cardiologist to confirm? How old is Baxter?

5th April 2008, 05:48 PM
baxter is only 1 since jan, she did say to do anything but that she was going to keep on eye on him!!

5th April 2008, 05:53 PM
Hmm Personnally I'd be wanting a cardiologist to ausculate him, no disrespect to your vet but I'd be wanting an expert opinion on that!

Cathy Moon
5th April 2008, 07:04 PM
I know how upsetting it is to hear those words from your vet. :hug:

Two of my cavaliers have heart murmurs, and I feel much better having them examined regularly by a cardiologist. The cardiologist will notice any changes quicker, will tell you how often to return for exams, and will know what meds are best and when to start them. This will take such a load off your shoulders and your mind! :flwr:

6th April 2008, 12:49 AM
I agree with Cathryn; it would be so extremely unlikely that a 1 year old dog was developing a heart murmur due to MVD! If he truly is, then he really should be seen by a cardiologist as this would be very early onset or caused by some other heart issue -- and either way, that should be checked.

I'd be inclined to get a second opinion from a different vet (I'd recommend Finbar Heslin at Beaufield in Celbridge, or my vets in Dublin)). And if they too hear a murmur, then ask for a referral to the cardiologist in Dublin.

Unfortunately a lot of vets seem pretty clueless about MVD and cavaliers.

I suspect a second opinion or a cardiologist will not pick up anything but if they do then it will be IMHO important to see the cardio. :thmbsup:

Cathy T
6th April 2008, 01:05 AM
Can't add anything other than....completely agree with the above posts. Very unusual for a 1 year old to have a murmur.