I have two older bitches,a 15year old terrier mix about 15 pounds and a poodle mix age 11 about 25 pounds.My vet detected heart murmurs in each and believes both have congestive heart failure.He put the younger one on Lasix but says he has to do a chest x-ray and EKG as well as blood work to confirm and prescribe. He charges over $300. for the tests alone, which I cannot afford (per dog).Are all these tests necessary? Should I find a different Vet? This guy is new as my longtime vet retired. Thanks for your help.
Bloodwork, ekg and/or echocardiogram and x-rays are part of a typical work-up for dogs with heart conditions. If you feel uneasy then go for a second opinion. good luck, vetcare