Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in Cats

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When the heart can’t deliver enough blood to the body and fluid consequently backs up into a cat’s lungs, it’s called congestive heart failure. There are many causes of congestive heart failure in cats. Most commonly it results from a condition that causes the walls of the heart to thicken . . . → Read More: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in Cats

Mitral Valve Disease (Endocardiosis) in Dogs

Mitral valve disease is not just a disease of the heart. It’s the disease of the heart for dogs, responsible for a full three-fourths of all canine heart diseases. It’s caused by a degenerative process thought to be genetic. A low-grade heart murmur may be the only early warning sign. Later on, coughing, exercise . . . → Read More: Mitral Valve Disease (Endocardiosis) in Dogs

Heart Murmurs in Dogs

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Heart murmurs are detected when a veterinarian listens to a dog’s heart and hears a whooshing sound. It’s not always a reason for concern, but it can be. In dogs, common causes include heart valve problems, heartworm disease, heart defects, tumors, or weakening of the heart muscle. If your dog . . . → Read More: Heart Murmurs in Dogs