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In the end of  May, three year old, Penelope came into our care. When we began her vetting she was diagnosed with a 4/5 grade heart murmur. She then had a cardiologist consultation and was diagnosed with
Arrhythmia: VPCs Subaortic stenosis (severe) Subaortic stenosis (SAS) is a heritable heart disease. It results in the formation of a muscular or fibrous narrowing just below the aortic valve. There is a fibromuscular ridge of tissue just below the aortic valve leaflets resulting in severe sub-aortic stenosis. The left ventricle is moderately hypertrophied with normal indices of systolic function. The aortic valve leaflets demonstrate mid-systolic closure and there is evidence of dilation of the ascending aorta. Mild aortic insufficiency is also present .Penelope was prescribed  Atenolol. This is a beta-blocker used to reduce heart rate, cardiac oxygen demand, and also serves as an anti-arrhythmic drug. Sadly Penelope can pass away at anytime. .
Dogs with this condition are not expected to live past three years of age and she is now three and a half years old.
The family that surrendered Penelope stated she was good with other dogs, cats and small children. They also stated that Penelope had two litters of puppies. The family did not provide us with and veterinary records or disclose Penny had any health issues.
She is heartworm negative.
All of our rescues are spayed/neutered, up to date on shots and micro chipped before being placed. Completed application, vet reference and a home check required. We do NOT ship or fly rescues as it’s too stressful on them. For additional information please email us

Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue is a foster based, all volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit charity dedicated to rescuing neglected and abandoned Dogue de Bordeaux, rehabilitating and re-homing them into loving forever homes in the continental United States.

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