A heart murmur is typically a “whooshing” sound heart by your vet with a stethoscope. A minority of pets with heart murmurs have no heart disease ie an innocent murmur. However, most murmurs indicate that cardiac disease is present. An ultrasound of the heart (echocardiography) by a cardiologist will determine if this is going to be cause for concern. Many pet owners find peace of mind having an accurate diagnosis because in some cases the heart disease is less concerning than they had imagined. For patients with more serious heart disease, there is also a peace of mind knowing that you can now provide the best possible care for you furry family member!