Mild to severe, depending on the underlying condition
Table of Content
- Requires diagnosis by a veterinarian.
- Treatable by a veterinarian.
- Not transmissible to other animals or humans.
- Usually a lifelong condition.
- Prevention is possible for some causes.
- Diagnosis may require a physical examination, lab tests, x-rays, ECG, and echocardiography.
Symptoms and types:
Understanding the diagnostics
Learning about the causes
Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease (MMVD)
Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
Congenital Heart Conditions
Best treatment options
Home remedies and their effectiveness
When to see a vet
Ruth graduated from Cambridge in 2014 and has worked as a small animal GP vet ever since. She is particularly interested in internal medicine, as it combines her love of problem-solving and her somewhat geeky love of knowledge, and has completed her certificate in Small Animal Medicine. She loves animals of all species but is particularly fond of cats.