Dog Heart And Lungs

Canine Heartworm Disease

General Information Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes and cannot be transmitted directly from one animal to another. However, animals affected with heartworm disease act

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Pericardial Effusion (Fluid Around the Heart)

General information The pericardium is a thin membrane that follows the contour of the heart and forms a sac-like structure. Most of the time, the

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Monitoring Your Pet’s Respiratory Rate

A resting respiratory rate is the number of times your pet takes a complete breath (in and out) within a 60 second period while at

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Lung Lobe Tumors

The lungs have a number of functions including transferring oxygen from the air into the blood, transferring carbon dioxide from the blood to the air,

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Chronic Degenerative Valve Disease (CVD)

Chronic degenerative valve disease (CVD) is a progressive degeneration of the valves in the heart (primarily the mitral valve). This results in the thickening of

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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)

General information Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), formerly known as boxer cardiomyopathy, runs in families of boxers and has been reported in humans and cats

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