Guest stephsox Posted August 10, 2013 Share Posted August 10, 2013 At her final health screening for our 5000 mile move, the vet noticed a heart murmur and suggested we get x-rays after the move. We insisted on going ahead and getting them done beforehand and we just got back from the appointment and are unsure of what to do. The vet found a grade 3 heart murmur and a VHS of 11.5. We are scheduling a cardiogram ASAP, and started delving into the internet to try to find people with similar issues and information from reliable sources. So far we've found a number of articles and websites stating that 11.5 VHS is in the normal range for a Greyhound and that a murmur is not terribly uncommon. Her lungs were completely fine, no heartworms present, etc, and she is otherwise healthy. She's not any more lethargic than she normally is (lazy as usual) and isn't presenting with coughing, etc. We're torn and just have no idea how to handle the situation. We have absolutely no choice but to move ourselves on Thursday, August 15th. But now we have no idea what we can do about Fenway. About 8 years ago, my family owned a Wheaten Terrier that we found out (after the fact) had an enlarged heart and after flying her from Atlanta to Las Vegas, she passed away within about a week. This is obviously coloring my interpretation of what is presenting with Fenway and I'm absolutely terrified. I'm not even sure what I'm asking for here. We're definitely going to follow up with the cardiogram, but knowing that greyhounds are such a particular breed, I just wanted to check in with other owners who might have some insight and maybe ask for some prayers and positive thoughts our way Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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