Question by  Treeteller (152)

What is normal treatment for hart murmurs in Pomeranian dogs?


Answer by  Zaka (2315)

These dogs are very exciteable, so it is adviseable to limit the level of exciting play with them. The murmurs are caused by "holes" next to the right ventricle.


Answer by  goldfishlady (207)

They are usually treated with medications in the form of a pill. Depending on the severity of the murmur sometimes the dog is just left alone and the condition is closely monitored by a veterinarian. Surgery is rather rarely performed for this condition.


Answer by  SallyJ (1010)

A heart murmer in a young Pom will generally have a good prognosis. In older dogs the problem is a greater concern. Your vet can offer medication to assist the inefficient heart. Many dogs are diagnosed with heart murmers and have long, active lives but good treatment is the key.


Answer by  martin (522)

It depends on whether it is symptomatic (causing other problems) or asymptomatic (not causing other problems). If it is causing other problems such as shortness of breath or fatique, your vet may be able to correct it with surgery. If it is not causing problems, no treatment is needed.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

If the dog is a puppy, it may get over the problem without needing any treatment. However, if your vet has decided that you will need to do something about the issue, he may be able to do surgery to treat the underlying cause of the murmur.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

It depends on the grade of the heart murmur. Sometimes murmurs can correct themselves, especially if the dog is young and the murmur isn't that bad. Other times surgery is necessary.


Answer by  buckforever (6)

Heart murmurs can occur in any breed of dog. Certain breeds do have a higher risk for a specific ailment than other breeds. It is best to check with your veterinarian or check this out in breed specific information on health issues.

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