Heart murmur in dogs is not an uncommon problem, as dogs do have a tendency towards heart related problems. A heart murmur is an extra heart sound or vibration that can be audible, but is usually picked up by a stethoscope. This can occur when the heart muscles contract (systolic) or when the heart muscles relax (diastolic)
Heart murmurs are medically graded, with Grade 1 being barely audible, to Grade 6 being loud enough to be heard faintly and strong enough to be felt with your hand on the dog’s chest.
Other dog heart murmur symptoms can be associated with structural heart disease and so they may display signs of congestive heart failure. These include coughing, weakness, sleeping a lot, loss of appetite and/or exercise intolerance. In puppies, it can be related to congenital heart problems.
Heartworm can be a trigger and the heart valves can be affected. Other heart conditions can result in a murmur.
There are a variety of veterinary tests that you can put your dog through. These are likely to be expensive and often inconclusive. The veterinary drugs (chemicals) for heart murmurs in dogs are more likely to be aimed at a deeper heart problem, than the murmur itself. They are not curative.
The natural approach to this problem is much less expensive, much less invasive and more likely to have a positive and permanent outcome.
Why do dogs have a tendency to heart related problems? As any dog person is aware, dogs show enormous love to anyone who shows the slightest interest in them. When a dog is a loving part of a human family, they show this unconditional love by helping to shoulder the emotional burdens the humans carry.
To give you an example, one of my neighbours recently underwent acute and intense stress. She became very angry. Then one of her dogs (the most sensitive one) collapsed. She was so concerned, she decided to make a veterinary trip even though it was the middle of the night.
As she was now occupied with concern, the anger dissipated, so the dog recovered on the way, and the visit was aborted.
Understanding what energetic effect you are having on your dog will help you understand the symptoms they exhibit. In other words, the less family stress, the less your dog suffers.
I suggest that this is the biggest cause of heart murmur in dogs, or any heart related problem.
Obviously, anything that undermines the immune system will result in the weakest link showing symptoms. Dogs weakest link is their heart. And so a heart murmur develops, possibly along with any other deeper problem.
The two most common areas that adversely affect the immune system are commercial dog food and veterinary care. Almost everyone is blissfully unaware of how damaging these two areas are.
Commercial dog food is nutrient deficient and highly toxic. Very poor quality ingredients are used, whatever the price tag, the advertising claims or the person recommending it. Chemicals are used in an attempt to address the short fall, but these come with their own problems.
It goes without saying, that an overweight or obese dog is far more likely to have a heart condition than a slim, trim dog. Dogs fed commercial dog food tend to be overweight.
Independently, both a nutrient deficiency and a toxicity can badly undermine the health of the immune system. It may takes years, but it will happen. Slow, insidious.
Veterinary care is based on suppressing your dogs natural symptoms, rather than discovering the real cause and addressing them. Veterinary drugs and vaccines are chemicals and can be the cause of any health problem. Neither the vets nor the drug manufacturers are willing to admit to this.
To help your dog’s heart problem, the best way is to start feeding them as nature intended. Learn to feed them a healthy, quality, natural, species-specific diet. This may sound complicated, but it isn’t. This alone can trigger such a good healing response, that the problem goes away with no other treatment.
However chronic disease, and heart disease is definitely a chronic condition, is not a DIY kind of disease. You will almost certainly need the services of a professional. A homeopath or a homeopathic vet can help. Homeopathy works by supporting your dogs valiant efforts to heal themselves. The cause of the problem is addressed, potentially leading to complete and permanent recovery.
Don’t be dismayed or upset if your dog is diagnosed with any condition. Holistic treatment, especially homeopathic, can reverse even the most severe and hopeless health problems. Everything is possible, but you need to take the first step.
Heart murmur in dogs doesn’t have to be bad news. If it leads you onto better things, what a gift your dog gave you!