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Senior dog with heart murmur, second opinion?
We found out recently that Gypsy Road may have a heart murmur. The vet said definitely but we're saying maybe, only because of recent experiences with this vet. Gypsy Road turned 10 in August. He is NOT showing any other signs of any heart issues. He's running around, he's eating normally, he wants to walk and play. He had blood work done and it all came back normal.
Like I said, we are questioning that "diagnosis" because Gypsy Road tends to get excited/scared when he sees the vet. I felt his heart beating, in fact, and warned the doctor that he gets nervous like this. Plus, he needs to be muzzled. Is it possible that the vet mistook his fear, as a murmur instead?
There are a lot of other issues that is making us look for a new vet snyway, because of my own health issues, but I won't get into that now. We definitely want a second opinion on his supposed murmur though. Do we have that right?