Category: Dogs

Pulmonic Valvular Stenosis in Dogs

Pulmonic valvular stenosis is a congenital condition wherein the valve did not form properly in utero. This valve does not open completely and makes the

Subaortic Stenosis in Dogs

Subaortic Stenosis is a condition where the aortic outflow tract is narrowed.   Most frequently, this a result of a partially or fully encircling fibrous

Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in Dogs

A Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) is a congenital defect where the ductus arteriosus (fetal vascular connection) remains patent after birth.   This allows blood to

Physiologic Murmur in Dogs

A physiologic murmur is common in large-breed dogs.   This represents mild turbulence within the great vessels and is not the result of structural heart

Systemic Hypertension in Dogs

Systemic Hypertension is a state of high blood pressure within the body. This means that the heart must work very hard to propel blood forward,

Heart Base Tumors in Dogs

Heart Base Tumors are most frequently chemodectomas, which are benign, slow growing tumors of the aortic body chemoreceptors.   These tumors can cause the accumulation

Right Auricular Mass in Dogs

A right atrial/auricular mass is most likely a hemangiosarcoma.   Other tumor types would include chemodectoma or carcinoma.   The prognosis is typically poor; however,