10th June 2013, 09:10 PM
Heart murmurs and our Cavaliers
Gus and DJ have been for their annual check up and Lepto vaccine in the past few weeks.
Gus was heart clear in Feb this year but now has the start of a murmur nothing too much to worry about yet and he is 11 yrs and 6 months.
DJ has a murmur my vet says is about grade 2 but he is not showing any problems or signs of trouble either so we will just keep an eye on it. Otherwise he is fine.
Pippin is due for check up next month but was up in April and the vet thought his murmur was a little worse and felt his heart is starting to dilate, (he is already on medication) so we will see how he is next month and he may need a scan and ECG as it's been two years since he had one.
What saddens me is, I now have three dogs with murmurs which as they get older will worsen. Although Gus is 11 and a half, Pippin 9 yrs and 4 months and DJ just turning 9 it is still so unfair and doesn't sound statistically good for the breed that out of my three dogs ALL of them have murmurs one with progressive MVD and the other two maybe heading that way.....