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    17 year old heart murmur
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    kimbarly posted:
    Hi,I have a little dog that is 17years old. He developed a nasty cough,so I took him to the vet,who diagnosed a heart murmur as the cause. My question is, at his stage of life.. should I try to treat it? I am think it maynot be the best option considering his age. Having said that, I need to know if he may die from it and if so, will he suffer? I do not want him to die in pain. I would rather have him put to sleep before this occurs. I just dont know what signs to look for. At the moment he is relatively happy,apart from his cough,which is being controlled with medication. He is the love of my life and I want to do the right thing by him. Any advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you
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