About the Campaign
TERI AND SCOOBY!
Teri is a Jack Russell Terrier rescuer. She currently has three little Jack Russell’s, one of which is blind. She saw Scooby’s face on their website and knew she had to have him.
Scooby’s beautiful face!
Once you adopt a dog from the rescue you are required to take your new pet to the vet immediately. This is when Teri found out that Scooby had a grade 3/4 heart murmur right after she adopted him. It has been three years and this August, Scooby’s vet upgraded to a 5/6 heart murmur.
WHAT IS A HEART MURMUR?
Pet MD explains: “Murmurs are extra heart vibrations that are produced as a result of a disturbance in the blood flow — enough, in fact, to produce audible noise. Often, the murmurs are classified according to a variety of characteristics, including their timing. The location and radiation of the murmur, as well as the timing during cardiac cycle, is another way to determine the underlying cause. This can be accomplished by conducting a variety of tests, including chest X-rays, Doppler studies, and echocardiography. A complete blood count, meanwhile, is one of the preferred methods for confirming anemic murmurs.”
The echocardiogram will help the vet see if there is fluid in the lungs, examine the heart to make sure Scooby is safe with the heart murmur and see if the medicine needs to change. Currently, Scooby is on Vetmedin now to help with the murmur. The vet says that Scooby is in great shape for his age and the only issue the vet sees is the heart murmur. However, heart murmurs are a serious condition and need to be monitored closely.
Teri makes sure Scooby gets daily exercise, is in a healthy weight range and isn’t every too hot or worked too hard. Teri is a self employed and just had car issues so she doesn’t have the extra funds at this time to pay for the ECG.
Click the blue link for vet estimate for Scooby:
Free Animal Doctor raises money for sick and injured animals. FAD only raises the amount of money needed stated from the vet. FAD pays all animal veterinary bills directly. All donations are tax deductible.