How long can a dog live with a heart murmur? Many dogs live a long time after being diagnosed with a heart murmur, and some can even live years after being diagnosed with heart failure.
How serious is heart murmur in dogs? Heart murmurs sound serious, and often are, but sometimes a heart murmur is classified as an innocent heart murmur. These heart murmurs are not serious and often resolve with time. They are most commonly found in young dogs and are typically a grade III or less.
Is a heart murmur in a dog fatal? Heart murmurs with pathological heart diseases usually progress into congestive heart failure. This is a serious condition and can be fatal. Commonly, dogs that are in heart failure will have an accumulation of fluids in their lungs.
What are the symptoms of a dog with a heart murmur?
- Irregular heartbeat.
- Hacking, persistent cough.
- Excessive panting even when resting.
- Tires easily.
- Lack of energy.
- Collapses or faints.
- Gums and/or tongue are bluish in color.
- Racing pulse.