Senior Bichon faces heart, dental woes

Q: All species can have an increasing amount of health issues develop as they age and one of our dogs, a Bichon that is now 13, is no exception. She has a few different things going on. Last year she had a heart murmur that our vet called a Grade 3 and she also had rotting teeth and several growths on her body. Our vet suggested that she should first have her heart disease evaluated before considering dental work but due to financial constraints and after accepting some risk, we proceeded with a dental and growth removals. She had several

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