There are varying degrees of PS. If it is a mild case, your dog can live a normal life, without surgery. The vet discovers it by hearing a murmur. Is your dog passing out,
and has difficulty with energy levels? Have they done an echocardiagram to see how things look. You need to look into the prognosis-how bad the murmur is, and the
chances of the outcome if you have the surgery done. Many years ago, I had a 3 month old tiny toy poodle. She had the surgery at the University of Tn. Knoxville.
She went into heart failure before the surgery,and they had to wait a few days until they could do the surgery. They said she was the tiniest one that had ever done the
surgery to. She was in hosp. for a week after surgery-and they had assistants sleeping in with her at night to keep her calm. At that time, the surgery cost us $1000.
She lived to be 13, at 10 she had congestive heart failure, and lived another 3 years on meds.
You are the only one who can make the decision for your baby. I would also take her to another good vet for a second opinion before you make a decision.If nothing has
been noted before on the vet records concerning the heart, or a murmur, your pet insurance should help. Best wishes for you. What ever decision you make,will be understood by others,so do what YOU think you need to do. Best wishes and prayers for you in your decision.