Guys I just went through this with my dog and we spent $800 a month on meds for two years along with an echocardiogram evert three months ( $1100 ) an at home heart monitor which was $500, and blood work monthly $185, and a breathing treatment we did on christmas eve that was $4,000, and STILL Ziggy passed away. Its like all the monet e spent did nothing because in the end he died anyway.
With all of that said I think you 100% have to see a specialist. The vets are only there for basic knowledge. Specialists do surgeries, and complex diagnosis. You need to first find out what is wrong with your baby and ONLY a specialist can do that. At that point you can make a decision to spend $$ on treatment , or to ride it out. I spend over $50,000 on Ziggy in two years. If i Had to do it all again I would in a heart beat because he was my baby abd money comes and goes, but love in your heart remains forever. We arent rich, but we did what we had to do for our baby. What makes matters even worse is that on the day ziggy died our other boxer Joe tore his ACL, and he needed surgery last week which cost us ANOTH $5,000 !! We are BROKE AS BROKE gets now !! See teh specialist and find out whats wrong. You may get lucky and its nothing major. Without knowing you cant decide what to do. Please find out whats wrong with your baby first. Lots of love and INBOX me if you have any questions. If you set up a GOFUNDME account I will donate what my family can to help you. God Bless and lots of prayers. John ( Ziggys Daddy) Please say a prayer for Ziggy also that his soul is with the Lord in Heaven, I miss my baby boy. He deserved so much better:(
Lost My Beloved Ziggy ( Reverse Brindle Boxer ) to a heart attack on Christmas Eve
12-24-2014. The worst day of my life. I miss him beyond what words can reply. He was my EVERYTHING. My soulmate, and I am Devastated. He battled Boxer Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure for 2 years. I really thought he was doing well, and then Bang, He's gone... Life will never be the same. Im hurting bad inside and really could use any emotional support offered. I miss him so so much.