I'm not really looking for advice. I think I'm getting the best I can get from my vet. I'm just sad. My beautiful little Lizzy appears to have a hole in the heart. She didn't present with any symptoms. The vet detected it when I took her for her 12 week needles. He kept listening and listening to her chest and I just knew something wasn't right. He says that he often hears heart murmours in boxers but that what he hears in Lizzy is very different. He says that it is like a whistling. She will have an ultra sound at 16 weeks and all I can do is love her and look after her. She is just as playful as ever although she is a bit underweight. It's very, very hot here now and we can sometimes hear this "whistle" when she is struggling with the heat. I called the breeder, and both parents had been tested. The vet says it's just bad luck. I've only had her for 7 weeks but I love her so much already.
Anyway, sorry to whine.......just wanted to get it off my chest I think.
Proud mum of Wally - red/white male,natural ears, docked tail and Lizzy - brindle female, natural ears, docked tail.
Proud to have been loaned: Bo, Lady and Molly. See you later sweeties.