On physical examination at OVC, she was bright and alert. Mucous membrane colour and capillary refill were within normal limits. Auscultation revealed a grade 5/6 right mid-chest systolic murmur, as well as a grade 5/6 left base systolic murmur. Heart rhythm was regular, lung sounds were normal and femoral pulses were reduced.
Signalment: 1.5 years old, Female, Newfoundland
Presenting Complaint: This dog presented to OVC for cardiac evaluation and at that time she was asymptomatic for cardiac disease.
Owners obtained dog from breeder at 7 months of age. She had no previous problems and her activity at home was that of a normal dog.
A murmur was initially ausculted by her referring veterinarian during a pre-spay examination. Echocardiography was then performed approximately one year ago.