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PDA: Is My New Puppy Tired Because of a Heart Problem? Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
PDA: Is My New Puppy Tired Because of a Heart Problem?
This kind of PDA is anything but affectionate. Learn the dangers of a heart condition that could affect your puppy and lead to heart failure.
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Cat Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Tetralogy of Fallot in Cats: A Rare but Serious Birth Defect
An uncommon cardiac defect called “Tetralogy of Fallot” is a devastating birth defect of cats. Learn more about the symptoms and prognosis of this heart condition.
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Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
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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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in Cats Cat Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in Cats
This disease is the most common cause of sudden death in indoor cats, and the worst part is that it rarely shows symptoms. Learn how to protect your cat from HCM.
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What is Pericardial Effusion? Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
What is Pericardial Effusion?
The pericardium is a double-walled sac, sort of like a balloon inside another balloon. It holds the heart and the great vessels. Between these layers contains a small amount of fluid that serves as a lubricant and a shock absorber. In some situations the pericardial sac can accumulate excess amounts of fluid that can restrict the natural contractions of the heart -- causing poor heart function. Learn more about the cause, diagnosis and treatment of pericardial effusion.
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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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Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dobermans Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dobermans
If you have a doberman, this often silent killer could be lurking. Learn about the genetics and likelihood for your dog.
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Boxer Cardiomyopathy (AVCP): A Threat to the Boxer Breed Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Boxer Cardiomyopathy (AVCP): A Threat to the Boxer Breed
Boxer parents pay special attention, this heart condition stays dormant until adulthood. ARVC is a genetic condition seen most often in Boxers.
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Is Your Seemingly Healthy Senior Cat Hiding Heart Disease? Cat Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Is Your Seemingly Healthy Senior Cat Hiding Heart Disease?
Why your senior cat is at risk of heart disease.
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Congestive Heart Failure in Cats Cat Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Congestive Heart Failure in Cats
A cat's heart can struggle for many reasons, this article will provide you with the facts about congestive heart failure.
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