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Is it safe 8 year old dog to be neutered with a level 3

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Is it safe for my 8 year old dog to be neutered with a level 3 heart murmur?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

As long as the heart condition causing the murmur is causing no clinical disease or the signs it is causing are being stabilized by treatment then we can neuter dogs with heart murmurs of this grade. It would just be a case of the vet modifying their anesthetic drug protocols to avoid any strain on the heart. If there was any worry about the underlying heart issue causing Buckshot's murmur, then it would be advisable to consider having a heart scan first +/- having him neutered at a specialist facility where a veterinary anaesthesiologist would maintain his anaesthesia during the brief operation.

All the best and happy holidays,

Dr. B.

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