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Heart Murmur
Aug 16th, 2012 at 7:58pm
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Our dog is about 11 years old (we rescused her from an animal shelter when she was about 3 years old). About 2 years ago, I was told she has a heart murmur (stage between 3 and 4). We go to her heart doctor twice a year.

She has not needed medication until today. We just came back from seeing her heart doctor. Her murmur is a loud 3, soft 4 is how the doctor said it. Her xrays shows her heart a tad bigger than last time so he put her on Enalepril Maleate. I'm freaking out.

How long can a dog live with medication?

Is a stage (soft) 4 really bad?

Is there anything I can do to help her heart (small walks etc?)

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank you,

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Re: Heart Murmur
Reply #1 - Aug 18th, 2012 at 7:32pm
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I'm sorry to hear of your dog's diagnosis. The questions you have asked are questions you need to discuss with your dog's cardiologist. (S)he is the person best qualified to give you answers specifically about your dog's condition, prognosis, and treatment.

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