mmisk Posted July 14, 2011 Report Share Posted July 14, 2011 Hi - my 9 yr old was just to the vet for his regular checkup and rabies vac. It was a substitute vet as his regular is on vacation. She did a thorough exam and said she detected a loud heart murmur. She mentioned coughing as a symptom, Marley doesn't really do that, at least not often and usually with toys (sometimes after catching his frisbee.) I have noticed he gets more tired in the hot weather when running around with other dogs. He's never been fond of the hot weather so I've chalked this up to getting older and generally not knowing when enough is enough (which is why I tend to cut his fun short) but in cooler (say under 60) temps he doesn't display this and seemed fine over the winter. Soooo... I've managed to schedule an ultra-sound tomorow with a doggie cardiologist up here in VT. The vet said depending what they find they may prescribe meds. I did read a few threads from 2008 and 2009 and wonder if things have changed at all? New drugs? Better treatments? Drugs to avoid? Appreciate your replies. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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