Please welcome FBV’s newest foster, Isabelliana! Bella, for short, is a 5 month old blue Frenchie who was surrendered to the Village by a breeder after her primary vet suspected a Grade V heart murmur.

Since being with the Village, she has had a consult with a Cardiologist in Richmond, Va, where an echocardiogram revealed turbulence around her pulmonary outlet valve. The findings from this test indicate a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), but the Cardiologist has warned thatĀ a Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV) cannot be ruled out until she has a follow-up echo in 3-4 months. Fortunately, despite her diagnosis, Bella is completely asymptomatic – no one would guess she is anything but a normal pup. For now, she does not require any medical or surgical intervention.

Her favorite activities are chasing tennis balls, barking at the TV, and napping with her Pug housemate. She’s incredibly smart, picking up basic commands like sit, lay, and stay with ease. Her foster parents are looking forward to watching her blossom and hope that she remains healthy. More updates to follow!