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    PIGEON CHEST

    Hi we have a new puppy. We have had her for a month. She is now 12 weeks. She was very lethargic so we took her to the vet. She was ok but the vet thought her chest was concerning so he took some xrays. Found she has pectus excavating ( my research not vets diagnosis). Her heart is more vertical and seems to be sitting at the bottom and her trachea is dropped because of the heart.
    We have an appt. with a specialist next week. We did get her from a breeder and had an intention of possibly breeding her. That is out of the question now as it is congenital. We are heartbroken at the thought of having to return her. In my research I never came across this condition. Is it common? Should the breeder have noticed it? She was taken to the vet for 1st shots and I thought an exam. There is a guarantee. We will contact her after we get the second opinion I am not looking to fault anyone just looking for more information.

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    Re: PIGEON CHEST

    Yes, a reputable breeder would have known as they should be health testing all dogs they are breeding as well as doing tests on the litters.


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    Re: PIGEON CHEST

    Agreed... breeder should have known


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    Re: PIGEON CHEST

    Breeder definitely should have mentioned it. Our boy has a mild pigeon chest and it doesn’t affect him. The breeder notified us when we purchased him and we had three days to consult our vet. Our vet confirmed that it is mild and we shouldn’t see issues from it. Hopefully yours is mild as well!

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