Update August 5, 2019:
Cork visited cardiologist last week for a consultation and evaluation of his lab work, x-rays and echo–cardiogram. Apparently his heart structure looks good but beats slower than a normal rate, by almost half. Recommendation to further diagnose and possibly treat his condition with medication is that Cork wear a cardiac monitor halter over a 24 hour span to get a better understanding of his heart function.
Active and charming as ever, Cork is doing great and never acts like anything is abnormal. Ah, the true heart of a golden!
Cork is a handsome, charming shelter pup. During his initial exam, a heart defect was noted so further tests were run. An EKG, labs and chest x-ray, were completed and next is an evaluation with the cardiologist.
This hasn’t kept him down though; during his stay in foster care he scaled a six foot fence! He still needs to be neutered and we need to make sure it is safe to do so.