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Old 02-03-2006, 12:02 AM
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Since our first visit to the vet regarding Ruby's suspected heart condition she has worsened, and I contacted the vet again today. She is going in on Monday for an ultrasound. He says her symptoms sound like a structural heart defect. Waaahhhhhh noooooo I am terribly upset.
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Old 02-03-2006, 12:39 AM
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Well, since intially posting here about this, Ruby has deteriorated, and the vet thinks she has a structural heart defect. She is having an ultrasound on Monday to find out for sure. I am terribly upset. My poor baby girl. I desperately hope whatever she has can be treated. If anything happened to my girl I would be shattered.
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Old 02-03-2006, 12:50 AM
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awww hope your baby is ok
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:19 AM
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Please let us know.... you and she are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Old 02-03-2006, 02:43 PM
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Assuming Ruby came from a breeder - have you called and discussed the issue?
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Old 02-03-2006, 04:16 PM
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^^What Mordy said.

I feel soo bad for you. I hope Ruby comes through this ok. Please, keep us updated.
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:38 PM
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Not yet - but don't worry I will. I want to wait until there's definite news one way or another before I call and freak the poor people out....lol
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:22 PM
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The vet just called and said Ruby is absolutely fine - no abnormalities whatsoever.

He said the panting, exercise intolerance could well be behavioural - she's a bit lazy, probably. He also said she's a little overweight. Although he was quick to add we haven't done anything wrong, it's probably metabolic, according to him.

So he wants her to maintain the weight she is at while she keeps growing, and not to put on any more, and she'll be just right once she reaches her full size. He also said that being overweight in her situation is a good thing, because, and I quote, `sick dogs don't get fat'

He did say that it could be caused by something medical, however the `two big ones' have been ruled out - her heart and kidneys - and both are perfect.

WOO HOO WOO HOO!!!

I am over the moon!!
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:27 PM
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Thats awsome I am glad to hear that she is doing good
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:54 PM
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Oh that's great to hear!
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