This page is dedicated to Pet Owners and contains useful information on common cardiac diseases of the dog

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Heart Murmurs

A heart murmur is an extra heart sound (in addition to the normal “lub-dub” sound) that is produced as a result of turbulent blood flow...(more)

Edited by: Dr Luca Ferasin

Updated on 20 February 2020

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(Myxomatous) Mitral Valve Disease (MMVD)

MMVD or Chronic Degenerative Valvular Disease is the most common heart disease in dogs...(more)

Edited by: Dr Luca Ferasin

Updated on 20 February 2020

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

DCM is a disease that results in a failure of the heart muscle (myocardium) to pump blood efficiently...(more)

Edited by: Dr Luca Ferasin

Updated on 20 February 2020

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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) or "Boxer Cardiomyopathy"

ARVC is the most common heart disease seen in this breed and is familial (inherited) in origin...(more)

Edited by: Dr Luca Ferasin

Updated on 20 February 2020

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Sleeping Respiratory Rate (SRR)

Sleeping Respiratory rate (SRR) is the number of breaths per minute...(more)

Edited by: Dr Luca Ferasin

Updated on 20 February 2020