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Might your regular vet be able to put in a call to the cardiologist to get you in sooner?

My cardiologist sees Dobes with suspected DCM pretty rapidly and will accommodate special appointments for Dobes because it can be so serious in this breed. So it might help for your primary vet to reach out to the cardiologist's office and be clear the dog is Doberman.



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Squirrel------I love that name! Probably appropriate too if she's anything like my girl was We also live in SC. Pawleys Island.
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It is actually kind of a long story but to make it short....I had problems with squirrels getting into my house, eating thru everything so all my friends kept telling me to "GO GET A DOG". So I finally did and while I was waiting for my baby to be old enough to go get her, we brain-stormed daily on a name for her. Then one day I asked everyone at work "What about Squirrel?"....needless to say, all were in favor!! And yes, she lives up to her name..they don't stand a chance in my yard!
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We saw the cardiologist today. Her dcm is further advanced then we thought. Here are the results...we started medication and she gave us 6-12 months😕
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Oh damn. Not what you want to hear. I'm so sorry.

Hopefully she will do well on medication. Even if they don't extend her life by that much, they will make her more comfortable.

Give her a hug and a nose kiss from me.
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We saw the cardiologist today. Her dcm is further advanced then we thought. Here are the results...we started medication and she gave us 6-12 months😕
Hi Justin,

I'm really sorry that she got this prognosis. On the positive side, your girl is in very good hands - I have no doubt in my mind that Dr. Morris will be able to help her as much as she can, she's really good at that. We were able to enjoy our boy for a couple of years more, after putting him under her care, I can only imagine how much shorter his life would've been if we hadn't found her. Some of the cardiac meds can be expensive but my regular vet turned me into GoodRx.com for discounted prices.

Spoil your Mollie and love her as much as you can! Please keep us posted. Hugs for both of you.

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I'm so sorry.

I've been down the CHF road of DCM just 2 years ago with the Doberman love of my life. You're welcome to PM me if you need to talk or have questions...or whatever.



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