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My 8 week old chiwawa puppy has been diagnosed with 3-4 heart murmur and today he yelped lost bowel control and vomited was lethargic for almost two hours then he started coming around he's ate drank water yet he can't bark he's weak his gums were blue
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I am so sorry, but the possibility that your puppy has a congenital heart defect is very high given his symptoms. Did your veterinarian discuss taking chest xrays to check for defects?

Some of the cardiac congenital defects can be surgically fixed, but others, unfortunately, end in the puppy's death. The only way to know what is going on is to start with chest xrays ASAP.

I am so sorry your puppy is going through this. It is extremely serious and you do need to be prepared that you may lose him unexpectedly. I hate to even have to tell you this.

This is really serious. If you got him from a breeder I would contact them and see if they would be willing to help cover medical costs and diagnostics.

There are specialty clinics with boarded surgeons who may be able to help, but we need to know which type of defect we are dealing with.

Please let your veterinarian know what has occurred with your puppy during this episode if they are not already aware so they can help you through this.

I am so so very sorry.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

This site goes into more detail the most common heart defect puppies can have. it will help you understand the process and possible treatments.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2437

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I wish you the very best of luck and will pray for your puppy.

If this was helpful I would be most appreciative if you could take the time to rate my assistance so the site will credit me with helping you

Without a rating (the stars at the top) the site will not compensate me for helping you.

I am also here for additional questions you may have, just reach out to me here and I will be more than happy to assist you.

Kind regards,

Dr. Meghan Denney

This Content is not intended to be a substitute for a professional veterinary exam, diagnostics, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your attending veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition of a pet.

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