Heart Murmur in Dogs Have you ever tried listening to your dog’s heartbeat? I have. A regular, fully functioning dog will have a heartbeat that sounds like short, rhythmic beating. A dog with a heart condition will have a heartbeat that sounds like soft, prolonged thumps. If this is your dog, then your pet is most likely to be suffering… Read more »
Heart Failure in Dogs Congestive heart failure in dogs it is said that roughly 1 out of 10 canines are diagnosed with this condition every year. It is caused by the gradual weakening of the heart muscle which results in its inability to pump adequate blood. The organ then tries to balance this out by beating faster, which eventually just… Read more »
If your dog has a congenital heart murmur, surgery may be a viable solution to eliminate the problems it creates. On the other hand, specific types of medication may be necessary because non congenital heart murmurs are often an underlying symptom of congestive heart failure in dogs.
You cannot be sure about which treatment is going to be the right path to proceed with until you have consulted the right veterinarian and received advice regarding the health of your dog. Natural alternatives also exist that can be very helpful.
One thing that is particularly distressing for a pet owner is to find your pet has an irregular heartbeat or heart murmur. Heart murmurs can be benign or an indicator of more serious issue.
Our dogs mean more to us than anything – save our own family of course. That is why when we learn about serious ailments that they may be suffering, we suffer alongside with them. One of the more worrying conditions is congestive heart failure in dogs. What exactly is canine congestive heart failure? This is a condition resulting from a… Read more »