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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

…side of the heart, and two on the right side. Each side of the heart also has a set of valves. When heart disease is present, certain parts of the heart cease to function properly. The rest of the organ then tries to compensate for this improper 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…

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

…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 can be exhausting and very…

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