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    Default Newly diagnosed MVD

    Hello all, i've been away from this board for a few years. My Molly (who is now eight had decompression surgery for her SM in 2007 at age 2 and at the time I shared her story and her progress frequently on this board. I received great advice and comfort when I needed it most. In retrospect I wish we hadn't been so aggressive with treatment, as she immediately progressed despite the surgery and it was an awful recovery. I have decided that we are just not "the odds are in our favor" type of people. I am pleased to report that we are maintaining on 600 mg on gabepentin a day and I think her quality of life is good (not great) but good.

    Now once again I need the support and advice of this board. We have a 4 year old black/tan named Cooper who has just been diagnosed with MVD. Our vet discovered what she thought was a "grade 2" murmur on his last physcial and he had an echocardiogram today by a cardiologist. The report is as follows:

    Physical exam: 3/6 holosystolic LA murmur with mid systolic click

    Echocardiogram Summary:
    Atrioventrical valvular insufficiency - mitral and aortic - moderate

    Radiograph Summary:
    cardiomegaly (LVE) with VHS 12 V.



    He is currently asymptomatic and we were told no treatment is warranted and it is not necessary to curtail his activity in any way.

    Any thoughts or comments on the diagnosis would be appreciated. I there any "all in one" supplement that is recommended?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Molly's mom; 21st May 2013 at 11:12 PM.
    Molly and Cooper's mom, Bev

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