So Ziggy is an 8 year old blenheim with a heart murmour grade 3. He's only been with me for 1 year and prior to that he was with my Mum for 2 years. He's been acting a little funny recently and the SM symptom videos I've seen seem very familiar. Here's my recordings of how he was a month ago:
Since then, I've seen a noticeable deterioration. Most walks he does the air scratch c shape thing and sometimes in the evenings he seems really uncomfortable, accompanied by a binge of face rubbing and scratching the air.
My questions are:
- How confident would you be that a dog has CM if it displays all of these / the usual symptoms.
- Can a dog with a grade 3 murmour have an MRI (I don't think he can be put under general anaesthetic with his heart).
- Can you get an insurance worthy diagnosis without an MRI?
- How much do the drugs cost per month?
Hope you guys can help. I don't mind if he acts a little odd in his later years, but I definitely don't want him being in any sort of pain.