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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  Veterinarian for more than 30 years
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Hello My vet informed me my 8 year old border collie had a

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Hello My vet informed me my 8 year old border collie had a heart murmur. I took him for his booster injections yesterday and apparently the murmur which was a 1 last August is now a 4 to 5 which to me seems a large increase in a short time period. She suggested possibly having further tests and asked me about insurance which I do not have but I do have savings to cover vets bills and will do what is required for my dog as he means the world to me. She says the practice at Ashton does not do the necessary tests and he would need to go to Cheadle Hulme - I am wondering if I should be searching out other specialists to find the best one or trust to my local vet? In terms of symptoms he seems to me perfectly fine - he does pant but not cough and he is active as he has always been - he had never been a mad borderr collie that chases around until he drops - more one that will chase cats etc when he sees one.
Regards, Kevin
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog