Thank you....Petey is one of many DT dobes who's life was taken way too young by DCM. You can inexpensively rent a Holter Monitor, from a member here on DT. That is how I initially found Petey's disease. Look in the classified area for information.Thank you all for the information. It helped clarify what tests I need to do. I will ask my vet about a holter monitor for a start! My heart goes out to Petey's owner, so very sad, but what a lovely tribute to him on the above link. To Baron's owner- I am very happy to read of Barons improvements on medication and will keep looking for your updates.
This is also where Baron had his first echo/holter done. Very reasonable because of multiple dogs being done. Of course, if your Dobe is diagnosed with DCM, you need to immediately find a good cardiologist.To help lower the cost of the echo/holter you could try finding a club that is holding a clinic. I had Bacchus done at the Tappan Zee in February. Just a thought.
Hi, this DCM has gotten me worried.
When I got Toby my vet listened to his heart and said it was fine, however, he mentioned nothing about regular testing. (to be honest he isn't that up on Dobes). My question is, how do I explain to a vet who isnt 'o'fay with Dobes and their problems that I want him to check for DCM. Do I simply go in and ask for an echo be done etc.
What will he be looking for, is it arithymia, (sorry if I have spelt that incorrectly), unfortunately for me, Dobes are very rare over here so finding someone who knows anything about them is like looking for a needle in a haystack, so any help will be appreciated when it comes to trying to educate the vet I have.
We pay an exam fee + I think... 267? And that includes the rental, the reading/phone call.Does anyone know what to expect to pay for Holter Monitoring? The Cardiologist that I am going to see will be available for a first time inspection as soon as Christmas is over. They are out of town right now. Just doing a little pre-research. And getting finances in order for my little butthole.