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Help! My Dog Has A Heart Murmur
You're at the veterinarian for an annual checkup with your Pomeranian. Your vet has just finished listening to your pet's heart when they look up and mention, "Fluffy has a heart murmur." You are immediately worried. Anything to do with the heart sounds bad. You can feel your own heart rate picking up as you listen to what your veterinarian is discussing. You try your best to understand what they are saying, but you're quickly losing focus. Is a heart murmur bad?
A Veterinarian's Three Favorite Puppy Personalities
Puppies are amazing. They are designed to melt your heart at first sight. From their tiny button noses to the way their eyes light up when they play. Everything about them is made to make you want to take them home immediately. There's a reason that so many people adopt puppies every year, and why puppies never last in a shelter long before somebody snatches them up.