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Tetralogy of Fallot in Dogs: A Rare but Serious Birth Defect
An uncommon cardiac defect called “Tetralogy of Fallot” is a devastating birth defect in dogs. It’s estimated that it affects 1 in 4,000 dogs. Learn more about this condition, the symptoms, diagnosis and prevention.
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Diaphragmatic Hernia in Dogs Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Diaphragmatic Hernia in Dogs
The diaphragm plays a major role in breathing. In some conditions the diaphragm may be compromised resulting in a rupture and reduction in the relative vacuum that assists in breathing. Find out more about the causes and treatments of a diaphragmatic hernia in dogs.
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Sudden Death in Dogs Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Sudden Death in Dogs
The tragic unexpected loss of a dog is always painful. Most of us don’t think of our dogs suddenly dying with no warning, but it does occur. Understanding what happened and how it happened are a significant part of closure to our loss.
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Mitral Insufficiency: A Leading Cause of Heart Failure in Cats Cat Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Mitral Insufficiency: A Leading Cause of Heart Failure in Cats
While mitral valve disease can be from a stricture (abnormal narrowing), most commonly it is associated with a leaky valve or “valvular insufficiency.”
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Pulmonary Thromboembolism (PTE) in Dogs and Cats Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Pulmonary Thromboembolism (PTE) in Dogs and Cats
PTE can start out as breathing problems and quickly become fatal.
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Pleural Effusion Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Pleural Effusion
Pleural effusion means fluid is surrounding the lungs and heart; it indicates an underlying problem.
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Cyanosis in Dogs and Cats Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Cyanosis in Dogs and Cats
This condition can be difficult to see and fatal within a few minutes. Learn the causes of cyanosis to keep it from happening to your pet.
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Breathing Problems in dogs and cats: Dyspnea Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Breathing Problems in Dogs and Cats: Dyspnea
As a pet owner, you have to be able to observe the difference between dyspnea and tachypnea, because dyspnea is a life-threatening emergency. Most of the time pets are tachypneic first, which can serve as your first clue that dyspnea may be on the way.
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Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Laryngeal Paralysis Is Not a Death Sentence
Chris Longenecker, a Certified Veterinary Technician in Reading, PA, contributed to
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