Heart Disease In Dogs: What You Need To Know

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Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in humans, but it doesn’t stop there. Heart disease in dogs is a growing problem – an average of 7-8 million dogs in the United States are afflicted. 

Although heart disease affects certain breeds more than others and has a variety of causes, all pet owners should be aware of the signs and risk factors associated with the condition. It could save your pet’s life!

Causes of Heart Disease In Dogs

There are two types of heart disease in dogs; congenital and acquired. Congenital is the least common – diagnosed in about 5% of dogs – and is typically found during puppyhood. Acquired heart disease is divided into two categories:


Ticking Time Bomb: All About Heart Disease in Dogs

heart disease in dogsNo matter how you look at it, the heart is an important organ. When it isn’t functioning correctly, problems abound. Unfortunately, heart disease in dogs is a fairly common problem that we diagnose here at Summeridge Animal Clinic, but we want you to know that we are here to help you and your pup by raising awareness of heart disease and its treatment.