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If it makes you feel better, one of my goldens had a crazy fast heart rate as a puppy. He is now almost two and it has slowed down a lot but it is still on the high end of normal. He has never had any problems with his heart - it's just a little fast.

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Thanks for the replies. In terms of a cause, nothing certain yet and going to re-evaluate the situation in a month. Vet says could be "wiring," could be physiological, and could be nothing. I have a suspicion that at the least he may end up on meds for controlling heart rate, will have to wait and see. He is happy, energetic, playful, wouldn't know to look at him that anything is wrong. Have to wait and see I guess.
I don't want to scare you but Sunny acted like a normal puppy with high energy you would never know that she had a severe heart murmur. Although it's not the same problem as a high heart rate, I would take the puppy to a cardiologist ASAP just to be sure. The sooner it is diagnosed and treatment started the better off your puppy will be in the long run.
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Hmm, I found this on a vet site, normal rates for dogs

Temperature - 100.5 to 102.5

Heart rate - 180 beats a minute for puppies

60-160 beats per minute for most adult dogs

180 beats a minute for toy breeds

Respiration -10 to 30

and this from another vet site

3. Heart Rate
70-120 beats per minute
Larger dogs have slower rates than small dogs, and dogs that are in good physical shape will have lower heart rates than dogs of similar age and size who are not physically fit. Puppies typically have higher heart rates, up to 180 beats per minute is normal up to one year of age.


Given this, maybe those numbers from your vet aren't so bad after all.
Thanks for this, yeah I was reading some of this too and it seemed reassuring. It seems like an inexact science for sure. A cardiologist is nowhere near me (four hours away) and the vet we have is recommending just to monitor for now so I'll see if it slows down in the next four weeks. I know when I compare my 12 week old's rate to my 30 week old (I know the age will make a difference), the resting heart rate is about 40 beats per minute higher in the younger one and if you put your ear to his body it is quite a bit louder than in the older one. Anyway, I'm no expert, and I just hope everything will be OK.
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I would be looking for a new Vet. The rate measured upon your visit is not unexpected in a young retriever pup. To cause the owner alarm under such circumstance wouldn't sit too well with me.

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Did you talk to the breeder? What do they say? Have they had any problems with other puppies? Does your pup's parents have all their clearances? I wouldn't mess with heart issues with dogs, goldens more so than other breeds but it's so sad when they do have issues.

I would be switching vets anyway, the rate isn't high for a puppy and it's not fair of the vet to worry you. But, if it's something he's mentioned you may want to check into it further to make sure there's no problems. My DH had a rapid heart rate issue and it was finally fixed with surgery, but it was a problem until it was fixed and pretty scary.

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Well, I admit I don't know much about things like this but I think that if your puppy was upset or stressed out that would have shown as a high heart beat rate as well. Did your puppy seem stressed?
This is where my mind went too. He may have been abnormally anxious and therefore breathing and beating far faster than he typically would.

Why not measure his respiration yourself at home? Heart would be harder (though not all that difficult), but you could probably figure out pretty easily if he's going too fast all the time or just at the vet's.
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Well, just got back from a check up with Spencer and his heart rate now at 16 weeks old is 130 instead of the 140-180 when he was 12 weeks. The vet said it has come down and everything seems normal for his age, good news considering we thought at one point we had a heart condition to deal with.
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So pleased to hear that good news. It nice when we get feed back to what was a health concern. Now relax and enjoy your puppy xx
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