Heart Murmurs in Dogs


Treatment depends on the underlying disease. There are a variety of causes of heart murmurs and each is managed differently. Some are serious and require medication or even surgery. Others are innocuous and do not require any treatment at all.

Prognosis with Heart Murmurs in Dogs

The prognosis of pets with a murmur is variable. It depends on the underlying cause for the murmur.

Home Care and Prevention

There is no home care for heart murmurs, except that you should administer any medications your veterinarian prescribes. If you suspect that your pet has a heart murmur, you should discuss diagnostic options with your veterinarian. Animals with heart murmurs should be monitored periodically to determine if disease is progressive.


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