Join Date: Sep 2007
Dogs Name: Ori AKA Harold DogDog (Hairy Dog), RIP Caesar, Katana, Kip, Capri
Titles: DogDog Mouthe Extraordinaire; Kip Mr. Behavior; Capri Mis-Behavior
Dogs Age: DogDog 3 yrs?; RIP Kip 11 yrs; Capri 7 yrs; Katana 9 yrs; Caesar 13 yrs
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Yeah, my doctor looked at me like I was crazy when he wanted me to get a 24 hour holter, and I said I knew all about it because my dog had had a couple done. Only my arrhythmia turned out to be a medication I was taking, so at least all I had to do was STOP taking it.
I think the first dobe I had with heart trouble was diagnosed with a 10 minute EKG. Seems to me maybe the vet had picked up something questionable with just her yearly exam, but she was basically asymptomatic at that point. So he did a short EKG and confirmed an arrhythmia. He had also just gotten a sonogram machine of his very own, and he did one of those on her for free because he wanted to test it out and get more experience on the thing. Seems to me I remember he had someone coming in to run him through the process, and he was delighted (well, kinda) that he could provide the dog for the test. Her heart hadn't enlarged yet, though, and she lived another 2 years on meds (with no real symptoms until her last week), so I guess we caught it reasonably early.