Sydney's vet called today just to check up on him. In speaking about his heart, I asked her when his murmur first started since I couldn't remember. I know it's always good, the later the better and to be heart clear at age 5 is fantastic. She went back to his earliest check-ups and has always triple check his heart because he is a cavalier. The first hint of a murmur was in Oct 2008 when he went in for a dental. They heard a possible murmur that was not constantly auidible. Then in March 2009 she was hearing a Grade 2. That's when it was suggested we get Sydney to a cardiologist for definate diagnosis. It wasn't until Jan. 2010 that he was diagnosed with MVD.
What this tells me is that Sydney was heart clear at age 8! I know it wasn't certified clear in 2008 by a cardiologist, but for me, it's good news. He is now 11 1/2 yrs old.