We adopted/rescued a Shiba-Inu Shepard mix when he was 6 weeks. He is now 12 weeks and we just found out from our Vet that he has a Level 4 heart murmur among other problems. She said level 4 is pretty serious. The vet suggests we bring him to a Cardiologist to find out how severe the problem is and how to treat him.
My family can't afford major pet medical expenses right now. We are also in love with this puppy and want to keep him. Has anyone else had experience with this level 4 heart murmur. Is it expensive to treat? I'm also wondering what the typical life span is for this problem.
We just suffered the loss of our 15 year old Keeshond and I fear another heartbreak is coming.