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Jett; chiweenie, 8y. Harry; chihuahua, 5m.
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I lost my girl Ruby to CHF a couple of days after Christmas. I had been told 6 months earlier that she had a mild heart murmur, but it was nothing to worry about yet.
She went downhill so very fast, I honestly had no idea her condition was so dire. She had gone off her food for a day and she atarting breathing quickly in the evening while we were 3 hours from home staying with family for the holidays. We were leaving the next day so I got up early to call the vet to make an appointment for her when we got home around lunch time. They said they were quite full and to take her to the emergency vet. By the time we got there, the vet nurse took one look at her and whisked her inside. This was during covid restrictions so owners weren't allowed inside unless it was an emergency. They let me come in and see her, and she fought so so hard, but after being brought back with CPR twice I had to make the heartbreaking decision to ease her passing. Not a day goes by that I don't miss her.

Now, my boy Jett is on medication, because after the trauma with Ruby I took him for a checkup and they discovered he too had a grade 4 heart murmur. After his echocardiogram they said we caught it at just the right time and hopefully with the medication it will be a non-issue. 🤞

I realise I haven't really got any advice, other than trust your instincts and do what you think is best. Sending lots of love, it's not easy. ❤
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