About 10% of dogs seen by a veterinary surgeon suffer from heart disease.
In most dogs, heart disease is usually a relatively slow, gradual disease that is lifelong. Treatment can help control the signs and slow the progression of disease.
Signs of heart disease can include:
- Breathing more quickly when resting or asleep
- Difficulty breathing - Coughing
- Lack of energy - Difficulty exercising
- Loss of appetite – Weight loss
- Fainting / Collapsing
What to do if you think your dog might be suffering from heart disease
Please call your vet straight away for advice.