A Heartfelt Problem

June 29, 2017

Heart disease is one of the leading issues in our pets, and unfortunately a disease our staff are all too familiar with. D

 

o you think you could recognise it in yours? Early diagnosis and treatment can make a huge difference for your dogs quality of life and even their longevity as with out treatment, the disease will become progressively worse. Although heart disease is more commonly seen in older dogs and even more commonly in Cavaliers, don't for a minute think this means other ages and breeds are immune. 

 

Signs to look out for:

 

- Coughing, especially at night

- Laboured or fast breathing

- Tiring more easily on walks or reluctant to exercise 

- An enlarged abdomen

- Weight loss or poor appetite 

- Weakness or fainting associated with exercise 

 

If you notice ANY of these signs, please book your dog in for a full health check as soon as possible. We highly recommend a full general health check every year and always give this with the yearly vaccination, however if you have a senior pet or one who seems prone to illness we recommend booking your pet in for six monthly check ups. 

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