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#1 Old 10-17-2003, 10:19 AM
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I had my male dog (Elvis) at the vet this past weekend because his urethra was blocked...we've gotten through the rough spots, now it's just medication, new diet, and monitoring. I can handle that.



However, yesterday when the vet and I were discussing our plan of attack she said, "Oh I didn't get a chance to mention, he has a heart murmur and I will recommend you get him in to a cardiologist to really explore the problem."



My guy is 10+, I don't really know how old because I adopted him from a shelter and they guessed him at 4ish. I hate seeing him age. He's still very puppyish and I hate to think about him getting "OLD" and sick.
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#2 Old 10-17-2003, 10:55 AM
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Hang in there. It's rough. Take comfort in knowing that you've made all the difference in the world to him. It's hard seeing them grow old; even harder letting go. My heart's with you.
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I could be wrong, but I think that a heart murmur may not necessarily be anything serious. He may just need to get periodic checkups. Funny, my boy is also 10+....when we adopted him we were also told he was 4ish. And one of the names we considered for him was Elvis....but we decided to call him Danny instead. Anyway, I hope your boy is okay.
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Thanks all. He seems to be doing better on all fronts. The vet checked the murmur this weekend and said it's there, it's slight, we'll re-check but need to keep an eye on him for declining activity levels, etc.



I just hate to see him get old.
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