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How is heart disease diagnosed?

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Learning that your dog has heart disease can be concerning. It is important to remember, that with the care of you and your vet, your dog can live a long and happy life.

Heart disease affects 10% of all dogs.1 The good news is that if problems are diagnosed early and proper treatment given, a dog with heart disease can live a longer, fuller life.

That's where your vet plays a role. Schedule regular check ups with your vet. If you suspect that your dog has a health issue of any kind, or you notice that your dog hasn't been acting normally, see your local vet.


1. Atkins C., et al. (2006) Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of canine chronic valvular heart disease. J Vet Intern Med.;23(6):1142–1150.