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Maddie Adopted! - Re-Homing

Maddie has found her forever home!

Maddie, a purebred boxer born on 9/2/2010, was diagnosed with a grade 3 heart murmur at 10 weeks of age, which is in the middle of the spectrum for severity. Most puppies diagnosed at grade 3 do not exhibit heart disease or require special treatment, however, there are no guarantees.

For more information or to enquire about adopting Maddie, please email Be sure to include a telephone number so we can contact you directly for the interview process.

A minimum donation of $75 is requested to help defray some of the expenses incurred to re-home each dog, including a vet health check and updated immunizations.

PROGNOSIS: A heart murmur does not necessarily mean that the dog has heart disease. A murmur is simply a sound, detectable through a stethoscope which amplifies the heart sounds, which may or may not reflect anatomical or other heart abnormalities. Heart murmurs cannot be "cured" or corrected. However, if heart disease is the reason for the murmur, the condition may be manageable with medication, exercise and dietary change. The outlook for dogs with heart murmurs can only be determined once the underlying cause of the murmur is identified.

SOURCE: American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc.


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