On Saturday 8 July 2017, Grace (CH Despreaux Amazing Grace - 8 1/2 years) and Louise (CH Despreaux la Chanteuse - 5 years) attended a cardiology clinic in Canberra with qualified Veterinary Cardiologist Dr Geoff Nicolson (from Cardiorespiratory Pet Referrals in Victoria). Both Grace and Louise showed no echcardiographic evidence of cardiac disease.
I am very pleased with these results. While both Grace and Louise have had clear heart tests previously (I generally test dogs every 2 years). Checking their hearts as they age is also important, as some heart conditions (such as Dilated Cardiomyopathy) may not be evident until later in their life.