Friday, June 12, 2009

The Dog with a Big Heart


My bete noir (black beast) has been diagnosed with an enlarged heart. I always knew she was sweet....
Almost unheard of in the greyhound species, an ultrasound confirmed a heart murmur with enlargement of the left ventricle. As a breed, greyhounds tend to have larger hearts, as the heart is a muscle and greys are tres athletic. However, this goes a bit beyond. The Vet says her life expectancy is considerably shortened, and June has started blood pressure meds. Oh my girl. We are going to have a good time.

4 comments:

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

So sorry to hear that! Was she the one at Toby's yesterday? Reagan got spayed yesterday. I was told that Reagan was put under shortly before yours was, but yours was up and walking around much sooner that the "Princess".

Take care of that girl!

Jen

Van said...

I am so sorry to hear that. That really sucks. Give her hugs and kisses for us.

Van and Susan

Life With Dogs said...

We have been through the same, and wish you the best possible luck. Is digoxin part of the med regimen?

greytblackdog said...

I'm so far behind on my blog reading. I'm so sorry to hear about June Bug's diagnosis. I'm hoping for the best for you and your GreytBlackDog. Kiss her on the nose for me. Hugs for you.