bully_mama wrote:Thanks Kiwi. I'm also going to our regular vet for a second opinion, and having. him tested for parasites. I've read in a few articles they can be caused by anemia due to parasites. He did have hookworms, but it was resolved. Although we don't know if he was infected here at home, or in FL. If he was infected here, he could have easily been reinfected.
The vet in Taylorsville acted as if going under anesthesia wasn't a big deal because its for such a short period of time. Regardless it scares me and i'm not willing to risk his life.
bully_mama wrote:I doubt all there speuters make it thru fine. Maybe a high percentage. But a 100% outcome is a little hard to believe, murmurs or not.
But it does make me feel slightly better.
As an update, Loki had his 2nd opinion exam today. He does have a murmur. The vet has given me two options, either xrays or see a cardiologist. As we all know, xrays only show so much, but a cardiologist is a bit expensive. As long as he's not showing symptoms, he should be ok til we decide or have saved up for the cardiologist. (Which shouldn't take too long).
bully_mama wrote:Kiwi - that's exactly what we're doing. And thankfully he's never escaped and wandered off to find a gf.
He's a pretty chill dog, one of the best house dogs I've ever met. But with all this going on, I've started to wonder if he laid back attitude may be symptoms of the murmur. He doesn't really get hyper or excited in the house. He mostly just stays to himself. But when he's outside, he's always running and playing. Though he doesn't seem to get short winded or lethargic afterwards. So maybe its just his style.
Heart - I thought you meant generally, my bad . But that's really cool, and does make me feel better. =)
Also as a lil update, Saturday the vet's office called and confirmed he does indeed have hookworms again. Unfortunately, when I got the vmail they were already closed. >.< So in the morning, I'll be calling to arrange medication and starting it asap. I'm slightly worried that Mya may have hookworms as well, so she'll be getting tested. Is there any type of yard treatment I could do for hookworms? Or maybe preventative measure for it? I do live in an apartment building with a huge yard, and my neighbors have a dog, so I can't control his feces out there even though I clean up after mine. Also I'll be asking the vet if the infestation may be contributing to his murmur thru aniema.
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