what is strange is she was at vet for her bi-annual checkup and murmur was missed. had her in today because she hurt her leg and a different vet caught it. is that normal?
only thing I have notice is she seems to pant a little more. but that has been something I noticed a while ago and vet has said that is normal as a dog ages. and she appears to be healthy. of course my biggest problem is I went to web right away after getting home from vet and some sites had her in her grave in 6 weeks etc. i am going to go with your suggestion. anything else you can add?
you have been great. my last question is I noticed a site that offers so holistic supplement. great reviews all pretty much 5 out of 5 on how it was like night to day after taking. find it hard to believe. I go to a very good animal hospital and feel their advice is probably much more reliable than someone trying to sell their product. do you agree?
Everything seems to be better than expected. I had a echo done this past Monday. She actually has a minor aortic stenosis. Must of been missed all these years. Cardiologist has given her no limitations on diet or exercise. And no medication. Her heart looked great, size, the valves etc. Her lost of blood flow is a 2 I think measured in ml ??? which is considered low and since that low after 10 1/2 yrs I'm glad I went with the echo instead of just a wait and see.
The one thing I didn't mention before was she has been having issues hurting her legs for a while now. The right front usually. That's how we found the murmur she was in getting leg checked. That is why I never walk her off lease even at camp to avoid her hurting it. This past week lt her off and running she hurt it. I do still think she seems to pant more then she should. But her senior blood work was good, lungs clear and normal on xray and echo as well as heart. And the vet eyeball test is 'she looks great' Water intake pretty much normal and not peeing and more than normal. Still loves to eat... She also seems to have a tough time getting comfort at times. But the vets are chalking that up to be due more to her soreness in her legs. she does receive low grade cold laser therapy every other week . any thoughts?
I gave that some thought but I guess the heart worm test they use also tests for lyme disease. She still walks a couple hours a day usually. For example an hour this morning and will walk a couple more times today. They did find some arthritis in that right shoulder.The tough part is with dogs its hard to compare to say a year ago because 10 1/2 is a lot diffrrent then 9 and 1/2
Thanks. I am going to call vet Monday to make SURE the test was given. Now im on to Cushing disease lol