I’m a wreck right now. We just learned that our eight year old beagle, Marge, has developed a heart murmur.
At first I was like, OH, ok, no marathons for her. And then the vet went on to say,
“There’s really nothing to be done about it. Just keep an eye on her. If she starts coughing, it means she’s in heart failure, and that can kill her. It could happen any time, tomorrow or three years from now.”
and then he cheerily released us into the real world. I switched her to a low salt, senior food and am cutting out people food and not letting her run around or get riled up.
I’m so scared I’m waking up three or four times a night to check and see if she’s alive, shaking her until she wakes up and gets mad at me.
Is it true that there’s nothing to be done? No pills, nothing? This is the worst news. I am literally beside myself, waiting around for my dog, my best friend to die.