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Dog Congestive Heart Failure

It is common for older dogs to suffer with what is known as congestive heart failure. It is said that this is a condition that is more common in larger dogs but it can happen to smaller dogs as well. It has been proven that congestive heart failure or CHF can be genetic which increases a dog’s chance of having CHF as it gets older. When your dog has congestive heart failure its heart stops working properly and it no longer pumps the blood…

Dog Heart Disease

…function. Although there are different kinds of heart disease, most of the types that affect dogs lead to congestive heart failure rather than heart attacks. Congestive heart failure involves a somewhat slow appearance of symptoms which then grow progressively worse with time. There are a number of different symptoms associated with heart disease in dogs, and different types of this disease will cause separate sets of warning signs. Yet, there…

Dog Difficulty Breathing

…such as s, s ands can have airway issues. These dogs have noisy breathing as a rule, but it can become worse after strenuous exercise or in hot, humid weather. • s are also prone to tumors that may occur in the chest. These are in the heart and lung area and cause pressure on the lungs. • Giant dogs such as s are at high risk for congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. • Toy breeds and small dogs can have a collapse of the trachea, chronic…

Heartworm

…scientific name is Dirofilaria immitis) that is spread via mosquitoes, heartworm can affect dogs, cats, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and even humans. Heartworm is a filarial which looks something like a thread which in its final reproductive stage lives in the heart of its host. Heartworm, left untreated, can be very serious as it can result in congestive heart failure and likely death. Heartworm can live in the heart for several years and treatment…

Pekingese

…Chihuahua. Not only are they one of the oldest toy breeds, but they are one of the oldest dog breeds of pet but for centuries they could only be owned my members of Chinese Royalty.Name: They are named after Peking, the region in China where they are believed to have originated.Temperament: Pekingese are highly independent, stubborn, and sometimes aggressive dogs that do not make very good pets for small children. In fact, many breeders will not…

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